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Communications and Ministerial Support Directorate

What we do

We support ministers and communicate the aims and objectives of the government in line with the principles of openness and accountability.

We are responsible for:

  • providing guidance and support to cabinet secretaries and ministers
  • working with media organisations to ensure we supply information both proactively and reactively
  • the gov.scot website
  • providing advice and guidance on the use of official government channels, the use of social media and standards for online content
  • delivering public information and social advertising campaigns
  • researching target audiences and deciding how best to reach them
  • managing internal and external communications

Who we are

Cabinet Secretary and Ministers

Management