Media enquiries

We operate a central newsdesk during office hours and an overnight/weekend duty service.

During office hours

The newsdesk handles all media enquiries including requests for statements, interviews, facts, figures, speeches or forward diary information.

The newsdesk operates from 0900 to 1730 Monday to Thursday and from 0900 to 1700 on Friday.

Journalists should call 0131 244 0222.

Out of office hours

Outside these hours and at weekends, journalists should contact the duty communications officer on 0300 244 4000.

Calls are logged by security staff and the duty officer will call back as soon as possible.

Portfolio communications team

For other queries or to speak to portfolio communications teams, please call:

  • First Minister – 0131 244 3005
  • Deputy First Minister, Education and Skills – 0131 244 3005
  • Justice – 0131 244 3005
  • Health and Sport - 0131 244 2642
  • Finance, Economy and Fair Work– 0131 244 2642
  • Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform – 0131 244 2642
  • Rural Economy– 0131 244 2642
  • Government Business and Constitutional Relations – 0131 244 3005
  • Communities and local government – 0131 244 2642
  • Culture, Tourism and External Affairs - 0131 244 3005
  • Infrastructure and Connectivity – 0131 244 2642
  • Social Security and Older people – 0131 244 2642
  • Corporate Communications – 0131 244 2758

If you are not a member of the media, please call the Central Enquiries Unit on 0300 244 4000 or email ceu@gov.scot.