The First Minister's office and Special advisers of the Scottish Government: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

The staff structure/organogram (giving job titles not names of individuals) for the First Minister's Office, including both civil service and political staff, and (ii) the wider and complete political staff structure/organogram (special advisors) of the current Scottish Government.


Please see the answer to your request below with regards to staff job titles for the First Minister's office.

A list of special advisers who provide advice across all portfolio areas in the Scottish Government can be found at this link

The First Minister's Private Office consists of:

  • Principal Private Secretary

  • Senior Private Secretary

  • Private Secretary

  • Deputy Private Secretary x 4

  • Office Manager

  • Assistant Private Secretary x 4

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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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