Cabinet and Ministers


This page will be updated following the appointment of the new Ministerial team


The Scottish Cabinet

The Cabinet is the main decision-making body of the Scottish Government. It is made up of the First Minister, all Cabinet Secretaries, Minister for Parliamentary Business and Permanent Secretary. The Lord Advocate may also attend in his or her role as the Scottish Government’s principal legal adviser. Cabinet meetings are held weekly during Parliament in Bute House, Edinburgh, and may also be held at other times in locations throughout Scotland.


Ministers will be updated once appointed by the First Minister.

Law Officers

The Lord Advocate and Solicitor General are the principal legal advisers to the Scottish Government.

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