The Scottish Government

The Scottish Government

Coronavirus

Mainland Scotland and some islands are in lockdown with guidance to stay at home, except for essential purposes. Some islands will remain at Level 3.

View the Coronavirus section for all updates. Download the Protect Scotland app from NHS Scotland.

Programme for Government

Protecting Scotland, Renewing Scotland, the government's programme for Scotland 2020 to 2021 sets out the actions we will take in the coming year.

EU Exit (Brexit)

Scotland voted to remain in the European Union.

Find out more about the Scottish Government's position on EU Exit.

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Statistics and research

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About government

First Minister

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As head of the Scottish Government, the First Minister is responsible for the overall development, implementation and presentation of the administration's policies and for promoting and representing Scotland at home and overseas.

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How government works

The Scottish Government is made up of:

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