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  • Scottish Crown Estate: Strategic Management Plan

    The Strategic Management Plan has been developed for the Scottish Crown Estate which includes a set of property, rights and other interests (or assets) that are owned by the Crown. These assets include: 37,000 hectares of rural land with agricultural tenancies, residential and commercial... More
    Opened 30 August 2019
  • Consultation on Judicial Factors

    The Report on Judicial Factors (Scot Law Com, No. 233, 2013) including a draft Bill was published by the Scottish Law Commission (“the Commission”) The main aim of the Bill is to update, simplify and clarify the law relating to judicial factors so that it is fit for purpose and will be of... More
    Closed 20 November 2019
  • Independent Child Trafficking Guardians

    This consultation is seeking views on the appointment, role and responsibilities of Independent Child Trafficking Guardians and other wider operational details. More
    Closed 17 November 2019
  • Prostate Cancer Quality Performance Indicators Consultation

    Under the auspices of the Scottish Cancer Taskforce, National Cancer Quality Performance Indicators (QPIs) were developed to drive continuous quality improvement in cancer care across NHSScotland. The Prostate Cancer QPIs were first published in May 2012. The QPIs are subject to formal... More
    Opened 12 November 2019
  • Circular Economy: Proposals for Legislation

    This consultation seeks views on the Scottish Government’s proposals for legislation to develop Scotland’s circular economy. A circular economy is one in which resources are kept in use for as long as possible. It can benefit the environment, by cutting waste and carbon emissions; the... More
    Opened 7 November 2019
  • Social Security - Draft Mainstreaming Equality Outcomes

    Social Security Scotland is working to develop its first Equality Strategy. This strategy will ensure equality is at the centre of all that we do. The strategy will set out our commitment to mainstreaming equality, and this will be underpinned by a set of strong mainstreaming equality... More
    Opened 7 November 2019
  • The Replacement of European Structural Funds In Scotland Post EU-Exit

    If the UK leaves the EU it will no longer receive support from the European Structural Funds. The purpose of these funds is to “invest in job creation and a sustainable and healthy European economy and environment.” . In Scotland, they have played a vital role in reducing disparities across... More
    Opened 5 November 2019
  • Review of changes introduced by Bankruptcy and Debt Advice (Scotland) Act 2014

    Over the last year Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) has been seeking feedback from stakeholders and gathering information on how each of the changes implemented by the 2014 Act have been working in practice, and if there is a requirement for further improvements to be made. This consultation... More
    Opened 5 November 2019
  • Proposed programme for reviewing and extending permitted development rights (PDR) in Scotland

    This consultation seeks views on the Scottish Government’s Proposed Work Programme, and associated Sustainability Appraisal (SA) report, for reviewing and extending permitted development rights (PDR) in Scotland. The independent review of the planning system recommended exploring... More
    Opened 5 November 2019
  • Youth Justice Standards

    Preventing offending is integral to our vision of Scotland as the best place to grow up – Getting it Right for Every Child in Scotland. Our vision of Scotland as the best place to grow up extends to all of our children. A preventative approach has the best chance of reducing crime, improving... More
    Opened 31 October 2019
  • A Consultation on Information sharing agreements between NHS Scotland boards and Police Scotland

    The aim of the national information sharing agreement is to provide clarity and consistency to NHS Scotland Boards on how and what information in relation to victims of rape and sexual assualt is shared between the NHS boards and Police Scotland. The information sharing agreement also aims to... More
    Closed 30 October 2019
  • Consultation on the draft content of the Human Tissue (Authorisation) (Specified Type A Procedures) (Scotland) Regulations

    On 11 June the Scottish Parliament passed the Human Tissue (Authorisation) (Scotland) Act 2019 (‘the 2019 Act’). The 2019 Act provides for a deemed authorisation system of deceased organ and tissue donation for transplantation in Scotland. This is more commonly referred to as an ‘opt-out’... More
    Opened 30 October 2019
  • Proposal to designate two Historic Marine Protected Areas

    The Scottish Government's vision for the marine environment is of clean, healthy, safe, productive and diverse seas; managed to meet the long-term needs of nature and people. Earlier this year Historic Environment Scotland undertook a consultation on these proposals and have... More
    Opened 30 October 2019
  • Ending the sale of energy drinks to children and young people: consultation

    We are seeking views on whether there is a need to take mandatory action to ban the sale of energy drinks to children and young people. This is to help reduce the overconsumption of these drinks and the health harms associated with that. More
    Opened 29 October 2019
  • SRWR (Prescribed Fees) Regulations 2020

    As in previous years, we intend to create a new Scottish Statutory Instrument accounting for the target cost of operating the Scottish Road Works Register in the 2020-21 financial year. The intention is to revoke the 2019 instrument, and replace with a new instrument for 2020. This consultation... More
    Opened 25 October 2019
  • A Consultation on Scotland's National Transport Strategy

    The consultation is on the new draft National Transport Strategy (NTS) for Scotland, which aims to set out a compelling vision for the future of transport for the next twenty years. More
    Closed 23 October 2019
  • Practical Fire Safety Guidance for existing Specialised Housing and other supported domestic accommodation

    What is this consultation about? The Scottish Government is gathering views on draft Fire Safety Guidance for Specialised Housing (and other supported domestic accommodation). We will use the responses to further develop and refine the guidance. The Guidance has been drafted to... More
    Closed 22 October 2019
  • Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy Review

    The Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy is at the heart of Scotland’s collective efforts to tackle this crime. Trafficking can involve victims being sexually exploited or forced into the role of a servant, or trapped in forced labour. Nail bars, car washes and construction are... More
    Opened 18 October 2019
  • Scottish Government's Local Energy Policy Statement - Consultation

    The Scottish Energy Strategy, published in December 2017, included the development of “innovative local energy systems” as one of six strategic priorities. To support that aim, a commitment was made to develop a Local Energy Position Paper, which would set out a series of key principles... More
    Opened 9 October 2019
  • Prohibiting smoking outside hospital buildings: Consultation

    The consultation seeks views on details of proposals to introduce offences for smoking or permitting others to smoke outside hospital buildings. The Health (Tobacco, Nicotine etc. and Care) (Scotland) Act 2016 provides for offences, defences, penalties and fines in respect of smoking outside... More
    Opened 8 October 2019
  • Social security advocacy service standards

    Section 10 of the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 requires Scottish Ministers to ensure that independent advocacy services are available to support disabled people who because of their disability, need an advocacy worker’s help to make a claim to Social Security Scotland. In this... More
    Closed 7 October 2019
  • Review of Strategic Police Priorities: Consultation

    The Strategic Police Priorities (SPPs) relate to the direction for policing in Scotland, and the carrying out of the Scottish Police Authority’s functions. They are set by Scottish Ministers, and fit within a broader planning framework for the police service in Scotland. The SPPs were last set... More
    Closed 4 October 2019
  • The Animal Health Act 1981 Amendment Consultation

    We are seeking views to strengthen animal health legislation to allow for more effective and proportionate enforcement provisions. More
    Opened 3 October 2019
  • Consultation on the Letter of Rights for Scotland

    The Letter of Rights is given to suspects and accused persons held in police custody in Scotland. Its purpose is to clearly explain their rights as provided for in domestic legislation. The Scottish Government introduced a non-statutory Letter of Rights for Scotland in 2013 which was updated... More
    Opened 1 October 2019
  • Falls and Fracture Prevention Strategy for Scotland, 2019-2024

    The Scottish Government aims to help people sustain and improve their health, independence and wellbeing. This Strategy will provide an opportunity to present an achievable vision of a joined up, whole system approach to falls and fracture prevention and management which will help to deliver on... More
    Closed 30 September 2019
  • Carers Strategic Policy Statement

    The Carers Strategic Policy Statement maps the main policies across the Scottish Government which are particularly relevant to unpaid carers - alongside the outcomes these policies contribute towards and the Scottish Government’s overall ambitions for carers and carer support. It is... More
    Opened 30 September 2019
  • Proposal to designate a Deep Sea Marine Reserve in Scottish waters

    The Scottish Government's vision for the marine environment is of clean, healthy, safe, productive and diverse seas; managed to meet the long term needs of nature and people. We would welcome your views on the creation of a Deep Sea Marine Reserve to the West of Scotland, as part of the... More
    Opened 27 September 2019
  • Steps to Improve the Operational Effectiveness of the Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010

    In February 2011, the Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010 (“the 2010 Act”) came into force. This legislation was a Members’ Bill brought forward by Christine Grahame MSP which gave powers to local authorities to help control dogs within communities. In particular, powers were granted to... More
    Opened 27 September 2019
  • Funeral Director: Code of Practice Consultation

    This is a consultation on a statutory Funeral Director: Code of Practice. Funeral directors will be inspected against this Code once it comes into force and will be legally obliged to meet its requirements. The Code was developed with input from a funeral director industry working group... More
    Closed 20 September 2019
  • The Stone of Destiny

    The following material is being published by the Scottish Government on behalf of the Commissioners for the Safeguarding of the Regalia The Commissioners for the Safeguarding of the Regalia are seeking views on factors relevant to the future location of the Stone of Destiny. ... More
    Closed 19 September 2019
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