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The Scottish Government

The Scottish Government


Mainland Scotland and some islands are at Level 4Some islands are at Level 3.  Some of the rules on what you can do will change on 16 April.

Find out the rules on what you can and cannot do and view the Coronavirus section for all updates.

Prince Philip

Buckingham Palace has confirmed the death of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh at the age of 99.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has sent a message of condolence to Her Majesty The Queen following the announcement.

Read: guidance for the mourning period 


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First Minister

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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.

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How government works

The Scottish Government is made up of: