External Affairs Directorate

What we do

We pursue our national interests in Europe and internationally.

We focus on increasing competitiveness and tackling inequality, mirroring the Government's domestic priorities, and reinforce the Government's commitment to Scotland being a good global citizen.

We are responsible for:

  • engaging with the European Union
  • building Scotland's influence and reputation abroad
  • leading international development, tackling underlying causes of poverty in target countries and enhancing Scotland's reputation as a good global citizen

Who we are

Cabinet Secretary and Ministers