The Scottish Government

The Scottish Government


We have set out plans for a new 5-level system to help tackle the spread of COVID-19.

Read more about the new protection levels, which are due to be introduced from 2 November.

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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: