First Minister

Current role holder: Humza Yousaf MSP

Responsibilities

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.

Subject to Parliament's agreement, the First Minister appoints other ministers - including a Deputy First Minister and cabinet secretaries - from among Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs).

The First Minister chairs the Scottish Cabinet, the main forum for ministers to consider and make key decisions on the strategic priorities and policies of the government to achieve its objectives.

Supporting Ministers

News

02 February 2024 09:00

Shaping positive masculinity

First Minister kickstarts conversation to promote a positive vision for a fairer society.

Speeches and statements

Contact

Address

First Minister
Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

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