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National public bodies: directory

Published: 1 Jul 2018
Last updated: 26 Jan 2021 - see all updates

Directory providing a summary of key information on Scotland's national devolved public bodies.

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National public bodies: directory
Executive non-departmental public bodies

Executive non-departmental public bodies

Accounts Commission for Scotland
4th Floor
102 West Port
Edinburgh EH3 9DN
Established: 1975
Total SG funding 2021-22: £0
Staff Q4 2020: 0
Email: info@audit-scotland.gov.uk
Web: https://www.audit-scotland.gov.uk/about-us/accounts-commission/
Tel: 0131 625 1500

Architecture and Design Scotland
Bakehouse Close
146 Canongate
Edinburgh EH8 8D
Established: 2004
Total SG funding 2021-22: £1,490,000
Staff Q4 2020: 26
Chief Executive: Jim Macdonald
Email: info@ads.org.uk
Web: http://www.ads.org.uk
Tel: 0131 556 6699

Bòrd na Gàidhlig
Great Glen House
Leachkin road
Inverness IV3 8NW
Established: 2006
Total SG funding 2021-22: £5,125,000
Staff Q4 2020: 24
Chief Executive: Shona MacLennan
Email: oifis@gaidhlig.org.uk
Web: http://www.gaidhlig.org.uk Tel: 01463 235454

Cairngorms National Park Authority
14 The Square
Grantown on Spey
Moray PH26 3HG
Established: 2003
Total SG funding 2021-22: £6,930,000
Staff Q4 2020: 79
Chief Executive: Grant Moir
Email: enquiries@cairngorms.co.uk
Web: http://www.cairngorms.co.uk
Tel: 01479 873535

Care Inspectorate
Headquarters
Compass House
11 Riverside Drive
Dundee DD1 4NY
Established: 2011
Total SG funding 2021-22: £25,389,000
Staff Q4 2020: 589
Chief Executive: Peter Macleod
Email: enquiries@careinspectorate.com
Web: http://www.careinspectorate.com/
Tel: 0345 600 9527

Children's Hearings Scotland
Area 2/1/1
Ladywell House
Ladywell Road
Edinburgh EH12 7TB
Established: 2013
Total SG funding 2021-22: £6,029,000
Staff: Q4 2020: 38
Chief Executive: Elliot Jackson
Email: enquiries@chs.gsi.gov.uk
Website: http://www.chscotland.gov.uk/
Tel: 0131 244 3696

Community Justice Scotland
Saughton House
Edinburgh EH11 3DX
Staff: Q4 2020: 33
Established: 2017
Total SG Funding 2021-22: £2,784,000
Chief Executive: Karyn McCluskey
Email: info@communityjustice.scot
Website: https://communityjustice.scot/get-involved/
Tele No 0300 244 8420

Creative Scotland
Waverley Gate
2 - 4 Waterloo Place
Edinburgh EH1 3EG
Established: 2010
Total SG funding 2021 -22: £32,582,000
Staff Q4 2020: 134
Chief Executive: Iain Munro (Acting CEO)
Email: enquiries@creativescotland.com
Web: http://www.creativescotland.com
Tel: 0330 333 2000

Crofting Commission
Great Glen House
Leachkin Road
Inverness IV3 8NW
Established: 2012
Total SG funding 2021-22: £3,200,000
Staff Q4 2020: 54
Chief Executive: Bill Barron
Email: info@crofting.scotland.gov.uk
Web: http://www.crofting.scotland.gov.uk
Tel: 01463 663439

David MacBrayne Ltd
The Ferry Terminal
Gourock PA19 1QP
Established: 2006
Total SG funding 2021-22: £0
Staff Q4 2020: 36
Chief Executive: Duncan Mackison
Email: enquiries@calmac.co.uk
Web: http://www.calmac.co.uk
Tel: 01475 650371

*Payments are made to subsidiaries of David MacBrayne Ltd under legally binding contracts.

Ferguson Marine (Port Glasgow) Ltd
Newark Works
Castle Road
Port Glasgow
PA14 5NG
Established: 2019
Total SG funding 2021-22: £45,000,000
Staff Q4 2020: 424
Chief Executive: Tim Hair
Salary 2020-21: on a daily rate
Email: enquiries@fergusonmarine.com
Web: In development
Tel: (0)1475 742300

Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd
Head Office
Inverness Airport
Inverness IV2 7JB
Established: 1995
Total SG funding 2021-22: £91,597,000
Staff Q4 2020: 663
Chief Executive: Inglis Lyon
Email: info@hial.co.uk
Web: https://www.hial.co.uk
Tel: 01667 462 445

Highlands and Islands Enterprise
An Lòchran
10 Inverness Campus
Inverness IV2 5NA
Established: 1991
Total SG funding 2021-22: £65,545,000
Staff Q4 2020: 290
Chief Executive: Charlotte Wright
Email: info@hient.co.uk
Web: http://www.hie.co.uk
Tel: 01463 245 245

Historic Environment Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place
Edinburgh EH9 1SH
Established: 2015
Total SG Funding 2021 -22: £72,900,000
Staff Q4 2020: 1,503
Chief Executive - Alex Paterson
E-mail: chiefexecutive@hes.scot
Web: http://www.historicenvironment.scot/
Telephone: 0131 668 8600

Independent Living Fund Scotland
Ground Floor, Denholm House
Almondvale Business Park
Almondvale Way
Livingston EH54 6GA
Established: 2018
Total SG Funding 2021-22: £53,300,000
Staff Q4 2020: 54
Chief Executive: Peter Scott
Email: enquiries@ILF.scot
Web: http://ilf.scot/
Tel: 0300 200 2022

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority
National Parks Headquarters
Carrochan
20 Carrochan Road
Balloch G83 8EG
Established: 2002
Total SG funding 2021-22: £10,439,000
Staff Q4 2020: 139
Chief Executive: Gordon Watson
Email: info@lochlomond-trossachs.org
Web: http://www.lochlomond-trossachs.org
Tel: 01389 722600

National Galleries of Scotland
The Dean Gallery
75 Belford Road
Edinburgh EH4 3DS
Established: 1906
Total SG funding 2021-22: £20,665,000
Staff Q4 2020: 383
Chief Executive: Sir John Leighton
Email: enquiries@nationalgalleries.org
Web: http://www.nationalgalleries.org
Tel: 0131 624 6200

National Library of Scotland
57 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh EH1 1EW
Established: 1925
Total SG funding 2021-22: £16,630,000
Staff Q4 2020: 311
Chief Executive: Dr John Scally
Email: enquiries@pirc.gsi.gov.uk
Web: https://www.nls.uk/
Tel: 0131 623 3700

National Museums of Scotland
Chambers Street
Edinburgh EH1 1JF
Established: 1985
Total SG funding 2021-22: £26,374,000
Staff Q4 2020: 463
Chief Executive: Christopher Breward
Email: https://www.nms.ac.uk/about-us/contact-us/
Web: https://www.nms.ac.uk/national-museum-of-scotland/
Tel: 0300 123 6789

Police Investigations & Review Commissioner
Hamilton House
Hamilton Business Park
Caird Park
Hamilton
ML3 0QA
Established: 2013 
Staff Q4 2020: 75
Chief Executive: Michelle MacLeod
Salary 2019-2020: £94,200
Email: enquiries@pirc.gsi.gov.uk
Web: https://pirc.scot/
Tel: 01698 542900 

Quality Meat Scotland
Rural Centre
West Mains
Ingliston
Newbridge EH28 8NZ
Established: 2019
Total SG funding 2021-22: £0 (funded via levy from Meat Industry)
Staff Q4 2020: 26
Chief Executive: Alan Clarke
Email: info@qmscotland.co.uk
Web: http://www.qmscotland.co.uk
Tel: 0131 472 4040

Risk Management Authority
7 Thread Street
Paisley PA1 1JR
Established: 2005
Total SG funding 2021-22: £1,745,000
Staff Q4 2020: 24
Chief Executive: Mark McSherry
Email: info@rmascotland.gsi.gov.uk
Web: http://www.rmascotland.gov.uk
Tel: 0141 278 4478

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
20a Inverleith Row
Edinburgh EH3 5LR
Established: 1985
Total SG funding 2021-22: £30,300,000
Staff Q4 2020: 262
Chief Executive: Simon Milne MBE
Email: See web for contact form
Web: http://www.rbge.org.uk
Tel: 0131 225 9596

Scottish Agricultural Wages Board
Saughton House
Edinburgh EH11 3DX
Established: 1949
Total SG funding 2021-22: £0 (SG provide secretariat and meet running costs)
Staff Q4 2020: 0
Email: sawb@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
Web: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/farmingrural/Rural/business/18107
Tel: 0300 244 9749

Scottish Canals
Canal House
1 Applecross Street
Glasgow G4 9SP
Established: 2012
Total SG funding 2021-22: £22,600,000
Staff Q4 2020: 275
Chief Executive: Catherine Topley
Email: enquiries@scottishcanals.co.uk
Web: http://www.scottishcanals.co.uk
Tel: 0141 332 6936

Scottish Children's Reporter Administration
Ochil House
Springkerse Business Park
Stirling FK7 7XE
Established: 1996
Total SG funding 2021-22: £27,060,000
Staff Q4 2020: 474
Principal Reporter/Chief Executive: Neil Hunter
Email: communications@scra.gsi.gov.uk
Web: http://www.scra.gov.uk
Tel: 0300 200 1555

Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission
5th Floor
Portland House
17 Renfield Street
Glasgow G2 5AH
Established: 1999
Total SG funding 2021-22: £1,059,000
Staff Q4 2020: 12
Chief Executive: Gerard Sinclair
Email: info@sccrc.org.uk
Web: http://www.sccrc.org.uk
Tel: 0141 270 7030

Scottish Enterprise
Atrium Court
50 Waterloo Street
Glasgow G2 6HQ
Established: 1991
Total SG funding 2021-22: £228,820,000
Staff Q4 2020: 1,111
Chief Executive: Linda Hanna 
Email: enquiries@scotent.co.uk
Web: http://www.scottish-enterprise.com
Tel: 0300 013 3385

Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)
Corporate Office
Erskine Court
Castle Business Park
Stirling FK9 4TR
Established: 1996
Total SG funding 2021-22: £39,193,000
Staff Q4 2020: 1,271
Chief Executive: Terry A'Hearn
Email: See web for contact form
Web: http://www.sepa.org.uk
Tel: 01786 457700

Scottish Funding Council
Apex 2
97 Haymarket Terrace
Edinburgh
EH12 5HD
Established: 2004
Total SG funding 2021-22: £1,913,722,000
Staff Q4 2020: 110
Chief Executive: Karen Watt
Email: Web: http://www.sfc.ac.uk
Tel: 0131 313 6500

Scottish Futures Trust
1st Floor
11-15 Thistle Street
Edinburgh EH2 1DF
Established: 2008
Total SG Funding 2021-22: £4,100,000
Staff Q4 2020: 75
Chief Executive: Peter Reekie
Email: mailbox@scottishfuturestrust.org.uk
Web: http://www.scottishfuturestrust.org.uk
Tel:0131 510 0800

Scottish Land Commission
Longman House
28 Longman Road
Inverness IV1 1SF
Established: 2017
Staff: Q4 2020: 17
Total SG Funding 2021-22: £1,526,000
Chief Executive: Hamish Trench
Email: info@landcommission.gov.scot
Website: http://landcommission.gov.scot/
Tel: 0300 244 4452

Scottish Legal Aid Board
Thistle House
91 Haymarket Terrace
Edinburgh EH12 5HE
Established: 1987
Total SG funding 2021-22: £137,400,000
Staff Q4 2020: 350
Chief Executive: Colin Lancaster
Email: general@slab.org.uk
Web: http://www.slab.org.uk
Tel: 0131 226 7061

Scottish Legal Complaints Commission
The Stamp Office
10-14 Waterloo Place
Edinburgh EH1 3EG
Established: 2008
Total SG funding 2021-22: £0 (funded via levy from the legal profession)
Staff Q4 2020: 58
Chief Executive: Neil Stevenson
Email: enquiries@scottishlegalcomplaints.org.uk
Web: http://www.scottishlegalcomplaints.org.uk
Tel: 0131 201 2130

Scottish National Investment Bank
1-North
Waverley Gate
2-4 Waterloo Place
Edinburgh
EH1 3EG
Established: 2020
Total SG Funding 2021-22: £205,000,000
Staff Q4 2020: 30
Chief Executive: Eilidh Mactaggart
Email: enquiries@thebank.scot
Website: Scottish National Investment Bank (thebank.scot)

NatureScot
Great Glen House
Leachkin Road
Inverness IV3 8NW
Established: 1992
Total SG funding 2021-22: £48,809,000
Staff Q4 2020: 720
Chief Executive: Francesca Osowska
Email: enquires@snh.gov.uk
Web: http://www.snh.gov.uk
Tel: 01463 725000

Scottish Qualifications Authority

The Optima Building
58 Robertson Street
Glasgow G2 8DQ
Established: 1996
Total SG funding 2021-22: £16,687,000
Staff Q4 2020: 945
Chief Executive: Fiona Robertson
Email: customer@sqa.orq.uk
Web: http://www.sqa.org.uk
Tel: 0345 279 1000

Scottish Social Services Council
Compass House
11 Riverside Drive
Dundee DD1 4NY
Established: 2001
Total SG funding 2021-22: £16,035,000
Staff Q4 2020: 310
Chief Executive: Lorraine Gray
Email: enquiries@sssc.uk.com
Web: http://www.sssc.uk.com
Tel: 0345 603 0891

Skills Development Scotland

Monteith House
11 George Square
Glasgow G2 1DY
Established: 2008
Total SG funding 2021-22: £230,000,000
Staff Q4 2020: 1,654
Chief Executive: Damien Yeates
Email: info@skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk
Web: http://www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk
Tel: 0141 285 6000

South of Scotland Enterprise Agency

Carmont House
The Crichton
Bankhead Road
Dumfries
DG1 4TG
Established: 2020
Total SG Funding 2021-22: £34,203,000
Staff Q4 2020: 85
Chief Executive: Jane Morrison-Ross
Salary 2020-21: Band 2
Email: See web
Web: www.southofscotlandenterprise.com
https://www.sosep.co.uk/
Tel: 0300 304 8888

sportscotland
Doges
Templeton on the Green
62 Templeton Street
Glasgow G40 1DA
Established: 1971
Total SG funding 2021-22: £32,600,000
Staff Q4 2020: 404
Chief Executive: Stewart Harris
Email: sportscotland.enquiries@sportscotland.org.uk
Web: http://www.sportscotland.org.uk
Tel: 0141 534 6500

VisitScotland
Headquarters
Ocean Point One
94 Ocean Drive
Edinburgh EH6 6JH
Established: 1969 - as Scottish Tourist Board
Total SG funding 2021-22: £49,912,000
Staff Q4 2020: 541
Chief Executive: Malcolm Roughead
Email: info@visitscotland.com
Web: http://www.visitscotland.com/
Tel: 0131 472 2222

Water Industry Commission for Scotland
First Floor
Moray House
Forthside Way
Stirling FK8 1QX
Established: 2005
Total SG funding 2021-22: £0
Staff Q4 2020: 28
Chief Executive: Alan Sutherland
Email: enquires@watercommission.co.uk Web: http://www.watercommission.co.uk
Tel: 01786 430200


First published: 1 Jul 2018 Last updated: 26 Jan 2021 -