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Media enquiries

We operate a central newsdesk during office hours and an overnight/weekend duty service.

During office hours

The newsdesk handles all media enquiries including requests for statements, interviews, facts, figures, speeches or forward diary information.

The newsdesk operates from 0900 to 1730 Monday to Thursday and from 0900 to 1700 on Friday.

Journalists should call 0131 244 0222.

Out of office hours

Outside these hours and at weekends, journalists should contact the duty communications officer on 0300 244 4000.

Calls are logged by security staff and the duty officer will call back as soon as possible.

Portfolio communications team

For other queries or to speak to portfolio communications teams, please call:

  • First Minister – 0131 244 2668
  • Deputy First Minister, Education and Skills – 0131 244 2960
  • Health and Sport – 0131 244 2642
  • Justice – 0131 244 2960
  • Finance and the Constitution – 0131 244 2598
  • Economy, Jobs and Fair Work – 0131 244 2598
  • Rural Economy, Environment and Connectivity – 0131 244 2598
  • Culture, Tourism and External Affairs – 0131 244 3005
  • Communities, Social Security and Equalities – 0131 244 2642
  • Corporate Communications – 0131 244 2709

If you are not a member of the media, please call the Central Enquiries Unit on 0300 244 4000 or email ceu@gov.scot.