Programme for Government 2018 to 2019

Sets out our plans for the next year, including the Bills that will be introduced to the Scottish Parliament.

Scotland’s National Performance Framework

Our Purpose, Values and National Outcomes


Our Purpose, Values and National Outcomes

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We value, enjoy, protect and enhance our environment

We are healthy and active

We are creative and our vibrant and diverse cultures are expressed and enjoyed widely

We respect, protect and fulfil human rights and live free from discrimination

We have thriving and innovative businesses, with quality jobs and fair work for everyone

Our Purpose
To focus on creating a more successful country with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish through increased wellbeing, and sustainable and inclusive economic growth

Our Values
We are a society which treats all our people with kindness, dignity and compassion, respects the rule of law, and acts in an open and transparent way

We have a globally competitive, entrepreneurial, inclusive and sustainable economy

We are well educated, skilled and able to contribute to society

We are open, connected and make a positive contribution internationally

We grow up loved, safe and respected so that we realise our full potential

We tackle poverty by sharing opportunities, wealth and power more equally

We live in communities that are inclusive, empowered, resilient and safe

Our new National Performance Framework, launched in June, sets out a clear purpose for Scotland – to focus on creating a more successful country with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish through increased wellbeing, and sustainable and inclusive economic growth.

We have, for more than 10 years, been resolute in our focus on improving lives through common goals across the public sector and beyond. The new framework – its purpose, values of kindness, dignity and compassion and the kind of Scotland we want to see – builds on this and is about more than the work of government. It has been shaped by more than 200 organisations and endorsed by all parties in the Scottish Parliament. It presents a vision for national wellbeing across a range of economic, social and environmental factors. Importantly, our National Performance Framework embeds the UN Sustainable Development Goals, reinforcing our commitment to tackling the most challenging issues facing our planet. In striving to achieve our National Outcomes, we are simultaneously striving to achieve the UN Goals. We are a country committed to protecting human rights, and we will remain steadfast to this on the brink of Brexit and worrying approaches to civil liberties elsewhere in the world.

While we, working together with local government, will take the actions needed to make Scotland fairer, wealthier and happier the real power is beyond government. It is often the decisions we take as individuals, families, businesses and communities that have the most impact on our success as a country. We will work with people across Scotland and use the framework to check our progress – learn from what is working and what needs a different approach.


Sustainable Development Goals

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1. No Poverty
2. No Hunger
3. Good Health and Well-Being
4. Quality Education
5. Gender Equality
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
7. Affordable and Clean Energy
8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
10. Reduced Inequalities
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
12. Resonsible Consumption and Production
13. Climate Action
14. Life Below Water
15. Life on Land
16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
17. Partnerships for the Goals


Email: Kathryn Fergusson

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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