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Strategy and Constitution Directorate

What we do

We co-ordinate policy on constitutional matters, elections and freedom of information. We also manage Cabinet business, the legislative programme and government statistics.

We are responsible for:

  • managing Cabinet business
  • development and implementation of policy on constitutional matters
  • management of the Scottish Government's legislative programme
  • development and implementation of policy on elections
  • strategic policy, research and analysis
  • relations between the Scottish Government, the UK Government and the other devolved administrations, the British-Irish Council and the Crown Dependencies
  • guidance and policy on Freedom of Information
  • relations between the Scottish Government and the Royal Households and Lord-Lieutenants
  • official statistics and the National Performance Framework
  • supporting the Chief Statistician and Chief Social Researcher

Who we are

Cabinet Secretary and Ministers

Management