The Scottish Government

The Scottish Government


New rules mean that you must not make indoor social visits to other households. Pubs, bars and restaurants must close at 10pm.

Scotland is in Phase 3 of the route map for moving out of lockdown.  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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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: