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Everyone deserves to be treated fairly, regardless of their age, disability, gender, gender identity/reassignment, race, religion or sexual orientation.

There is no place in Scotland for prejudice or discrimination.


We are:

We are also working to make sure the following groups are treated fairly, and can access services that meet their needs:


We take equality into account in all that we do, as both a policy maker and an employer.

The Equality Outcomes and Mainstreaming Report 2017 gives an update on our progress.

Bills and legislation

The Equality Act 2010 brought together existing equality legislation.

It focuses on people with the following protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, sex, sexual orientation and religion and belief.


Email: – Central Enquiry Unit

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

Scottish Government
Equality Unit
Directorate for Local Government and Communities
Victoria Quay