1. Scotland's international education strategy

    Scotland’s International Education Strategy sets out a framework to cement Scotland’s reputation as a world leader in education, research and knowledge exchange, working with universities and colleges to attract students and staff from outside the UK.

  2. The Environment Strategy for Scotland: Delivering the Environment Strategy Outcome on Scotland's Economy - Evidence Base & Policy Levers

    This report presents evidence and initial recommendations on how the Scottish Government could use the available policy levers to support the transformations in Scotland’s economy needed to help tackle the climate and nature emergencies.

  3. National Care Service: Justice Social Work research

    This report summarises research undertaken by IPSOS Scotland and Prof. Beth Weaver in 2023. It explores the views of Justice Social Work staff, partners and people experiencing the justice system about its strengths and weaknesses, and asks their views on potential inclusion within a future National Care Service (NCS).

  4. Ro-innleachd airson Saidheans Mara is Ùrghnàthachadh

    ’S e seo an Ro-innleachd ùr airson Saidheans Mara is Ùr-ghnàthachadh aig Riaghaltas na h-Alba. Tha i a’ cur amasan an cèill airson saidheans mara agus ùr-ghnàthachadh ann an Alba agus a’ stèidheachadh sia builean gus barrachd bhuannachdan fhaighinn bho ar n-obair saidheans, fianais agus dàta.

  5. Marine science and innovation strategy

    Establishes the vision for marine science and innovation in Scotland and six outcomes to strengthen the impact of marine science, evidence and data.

  6. Education: National Improvement Framework and improvement plan 2024

    Sets out the vision and priorities for Scottish education that have been agreed across the system, and the national improvement activity that needs to be undertaken to help deliver those key priorities.

  7. Taking Stock: report on progress towards a cyber resilient Scotland

    Our vision is for Scotland to be a cyber resilient nation. This report reviews strategic activities since 2015 to improve the cyber resilience of Scotland’s citizens and our public, private and third sectors, while also setting out priorities for the future.

  8. National innovation strategy: equality impact assessment

    Summary of results for the Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) undertaken to consider the impacts on equality of the national innovation strategy.

  9. Non-methane volatile organic compound emissions from malt whisky maturation: final report

    Review of the human health and environmental impacts of non-methane volatile organic compound emissions from malt whisky maturation facilities prepared for the Scottish Government by Aether.

  10. Vision for sustainable aquaculture: island communities impact assessment

    Island communities impact assessment for the vision for sustainable aquaculture.

  11. Vision for sustainable aquaculture

    The Vision for sustainable aquaculture describes the Scottish Government’s long-term aspirations to 2045 for the finfish, shellfish and seaweed farming sectors, and the wider aquaculture supply chain.

  12. Vision for sustainable aquaculture: child rights and wellbeing screening sheet

    Child rights and wellbeing screening sheet for the Vision for sustainable aquaculture

  13. Post-school education and skills

    Key reforms and actions announced.

  14. Inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs

    FM announces blueprint to drive innovation in universities and colleges.

  15. Young People in Scotland Survey 2021: attitudes to violence against women and girls

    Pupils across 50 state secondary schools were surveyed on their attitudes towards topics relating to violence against women and girls. The report examines how attitudes have changed since the first publication in 2014 and discusses differences in views across a range of equality characteristics.

  16. Climate change monitoring report 2023

    The second annual statutory monitoring report against the updated 2018 Climate Change Plan, as per the Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Act 2019.

  17. Vaping - understanding prevalence and trends among adults and children: research

    Analysis of data on vaping from twelve surveys conducted at UK or regional level, with a focus on current use, ever tried, dual use and differences by socio-economic status.

  18. Equality, opportunity, community: New leadership - A fresh start

    This publication sets out the First Minister’s vision for Scotland and the outcomes he and his government aim to achieve by 2026.

  19. Demand optimisation in laboratory medicine phase V: final report June 2022

    Demand optimisation is defined as the process by which diagnostic test use is optimised to maximise clinical utility, which in turn optimises clinical care and drives more efficient use of associated scarce NHS resources. Report from the National Demand Optimisation Group (NDOG).

  20. Experiencing Life Events and Childhood Subjective Wellbeing: A Longitudinal Analysis of Growing Up in Scotland

    The findings of this report are not valid due to an error in the analysis. If you require further information, please email the Growing Up in Scotland mailbox at: GUS@gov.scot.

  21. Genomics in Scotland: Building our Future

    This publication sets out our intention for genomic medicine in Scotland.

  22. Young Person's Guarantee: update report March 2023

    The report highlights progress over the 2 years of the Young Person’s Guarantee and also sets out the direction of travel going forward.

  23. Health and social care: data strategy

    Scotland’s first data strategy for health and social care, setting out how we will work together in transforming the way that people access their own data to improve health and wellbeing; and how care is delivered through improvements to our systems.

  24. Health and social care: data strategy - executive summary

    Executive summary of the data strategy for health and social care.

  25. Investing in science and engineering

    Science festivals and STEM initiatives benefit from £320,000 investment.

  26. Supporting Scotland’s space ambitions

    International experts form new committee.

  27. Supporting Scottish exports

    Growing the life sciences sector.

  28. European research funding should be protected

    Minister fears losing opportunities to find new markets.

  29. Sharing knowledge and innovation to tackle climate change

    Projects awarded funding in most recent round of Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund.

  30. Funding for Precision Medicine research

    Four projects to look at improving the targeting of serious illness treatments.

  31. Aerospace innovation centre opens in Prestwick

    New research and development facility for more efficient manufacturing.

  32. US firm's major investment in Scottish site

    More than 150 jobs to be created in Livingston.

  33. Strengthening links with Europe

    £3 million research fund announced.

  34. New Chief Scientific Adviser announced

    Professor Julie Fitzpatrick OBE appointed.

  35. STEM teacher education bursary: eligibility criteria

    Details of the eligibility criteria for the STEM teacher education bursary.

  36. STEM strategy for education and training: third annual report

    Third annual report on progress of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic (STEM) education and training strategy setting out a range of actions that have been taken, despite the restrictions due to COVID-19, in support of STEM education and training provision.

  37. Boost for Scottish youth work

    New fund to help education recovery from COVID-19.

  38. Cash boost for joint Scottish-Asian research

    New Fund to focus on economic, social recovery from COVID-19.

  39. Funding boost for science centres

    Extra £2m to mitigate the impact of  COVID-19.

  40. £75 million boost for Scottish university research

    One-off Government payment to help mitigate financial effects of COVID-19.

  41. Rapid coronavirus research

    More than 50 Scottish studies to tackle virus and its impact.

  42. Help to tackle coronavirus

    Laboratories providing scientific equipment and expertise.

  43. New expert group to study spread of COVID-19

    Scottish panel of scientists established to provide extra analysis.

  44. Reducing inequity in STEM subjects

    Inspiring people of all ages to upskill and tackle the global climate emergency.

  45. New aerospace facility for Prestwick

    Innovative plant will manufacture Airbus components.

  46. Value of Scottish sea fishing increases

    2018 landings amongst highest on record.

  47. Scottish sea fisheries statistics 2018

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  48. Putting Scottish science and research on the world stage

    Science leaders together for the first time at Ministerial summit.

  49. Putting Scottish science and research on the world stage

    Science leaders together for the first time at Ministerial summit.

  50. Gross Expenditure on Research and Development 2017

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland

  51. Science centre funding 2019-20

    Total funding for Science Centres tops £10 million.

  52. STEM Bursary applications open

    Home Economics included for first time.

  53. STEM strategy for education and training: first annual report

    Overview of progress in the first year of the five year STEM Strategy for Education and Training in Scotland.

  54. Leading the way in science

    Major new report highlights global impact of Scottish research.

  55. Scottish economy continues to grow

    Statistics show record business investment in research and development.

  56. Clean water for Indian primary school

    Collaborative project delivers fresh water and sanitation for 206 pupils.

  57. Scotland's place in Europe: science and research

    Our latest analysis of the implications for Scotland’s science and research if the UK exits the European Union.

  58. Investment in inshore fishing

    £1.5 million to enhance vessel monitoring and reporting.

  59. New environmental Chief Scientific Adviser appointed

    Professor Andrew Millar appointed.

  60. STEM bursary: equality impact assessment 2018

    The EQIA summarises how decision makers balanced the aim of the STEM bursaries against the potential adverse impacts of the policy on groups with protected characteristics.

  61. Funding for science centres

    £2.6 million for science centres as visitor numbers continue to grow.

  62. Funding for MND research

    New research to mark the beginning of MND Awareness Week.

  63. Biotech support

    FM announces £1.9m for ‘world-leading’ gene therapy research project.

  64. Impact of climate change on rivers

    Project to protect wild Atlantic salmon.

  65. Gordon Aikman scholarship

    Recipients of MND research fund announced.

  66. Budget sets out economic growth package

    Economic expansion at centre of spending plans.

  67. Scotland’s Budget

    Investing in the NHS, protecting low earners, backing Scotland’s economy.

  68. Making Scotland a STEM nation

    STEM strategy published.

  69. Branching out to STEM

    A new teacher bursary for career changers.

  70. Maths Week Scotland launched

    Scotland-wide celebration of maths.

  71. Teacher recruitment campaign expanded

    English and Home Economics subjects to be targeted.

  72. Science funding

    Funding for science festivals and interactive exhibition.

  73. Concerns over the future of nuclear safety

    Letter to UK Government on future relationship of UK with Euratom. 

  74. Recycling for the future

    Next steps on deposit return scheme.

  75. Strengthening deer management

    Actions to improve practices and protect the environment.

  76. Protecting the marine environment

    Monitoring of Marine Protected Areas.

  77. Scottish Public Sector Employment

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  78. Climate change ambitions

    New proposals to reduce emissions by 90%.

  79. Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  80. Strengthening wildlife law enforcement

    International symposium on wildlife forensic science.

  81. Golden eagle deaths

    Extra measures to protect Scotland’s birds of prey.

  82. Protection for living reef

    Loch Carron flame shell beds designated as Marine Protected Area.

  83. Scottish investment fund opens in the US

    $125m transatlantic health tech investment fund launches.

  84. Strength in research and development

    Higher education research spend tops UK rankings.

  85. Bird of prey crime map

    26% drop in recorded bird of prey offences during 2016.

  86. The way forward for STEM

    New specialist group will shape Scottish Government strategy.

  87. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics: consultation on a strategy for education and training

    An analysis of responses to the consultation on the draft science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) strategy.

  88. Floating wind farms to the fore

    Pioneering technology to power almost 60,000 homes.

  89. Births, Deaths and other Vital Events

    Preliminary figures for 2016 released.

  90. Strengthening academic links with Japan

    Nagasaki University confirms intention to extend partnerships with Scotland.

  91. Teaching makes people

    New recruitment campaign targets science, technology, engineering and maths.

  92. EU vital to NHS and social care services

    Ministers examine impact on workforce and clinical research

  93. Brexit risk to research

    State-of-the-art Aberdeen centre opening highlights EU benefits.

  94. Student numbers increase in Higher Education

    Higher Education Minister welcomes HESA statistics.

  95. Top of the physics class

    Science Minister meets winners of Higgs Prize for Physics.

  96. Funding for international clinical research

    Malawi and Glasgow healthcare project addresses shared global challenges.

  97. Forth dimension

    3D scans of Forth Bridges to power educational games and learning.

  98. Choose STEM

    Science Minister highlights study choices.

  99. Choose STEM

    Science Minister highlights study choices.

  100. Branching out STEM delivery

    Scottish Government sets out vision for the future of STEM.

  101. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics – consultation on a strategy for education and training

    A consultation on a draft Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) education and training strategy for Scotland.

  102. Branching out STEM delivery

    Scottish Government sets out vision for the future of STEM.

  103. Investing in research

    Scotland at forefront of global genomics initiative.

  104. Supporting Scotland's STEM education and culture: government response

    Our response to the Science and Engineering Education Advisory Group (SEEAG)'s report entitled Supporting Scotland's STEM education and culture.

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