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  • Scottish Carer's Assistance

    Scottish Carer’s Assistance will replace Carer’s Allowance in Scotland. Launching Scottish Carer’s Assistance will be our highest priority following the delivery of Adult Disability Payment in August this year, the extension of Scottish Child Payment for 6 to 16 year... More
    Opened 28 February 2022
  • Options to increase Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) capacity

    Currently, there are two regional Mother and Baby Units in Scotland. These are at St John’s Hospital, Livingston hosted by NHS Lothian and Leverndale Hospital, Glasgow hosted by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Each Mother and Baby Unit can take up to six women and their babies. ... More
    Opened 28 February 2022
  • Health and Social Care Strategy for Older People

    The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has shone a spotlight on older people, who were amongst the worst affected by the virus in society. In fact, 73.3% or almost three quarters of those currently on the COVID-19 highest risk list are 55 years of age or over. As we rebuild and remobilise the... More
    Opened 8 March 2022
  • Enhancing sustainable fisheries management - Remote Electronic Monitoring

    This consultation sets out our overview of Remote Electronic Monitoring (REM) and its application across the fishing fleet. The consultation seeks views on the rollout of REM to the scallop and pelagic fleet segments, and initial views on REM applied across other sections of the fleet. ... More
    Opened 15 March 2022
  • Scotland's Future Catching Policy consultation

    This consultation seeks the views of stakeholders on Scotland’s Future Catching Policy (FCP), which will establish a new approach to managing sea fishing activities within Scottish waters and will ensure that the right management measures are in place to support reasonable and pragmatic... More
    Opened 15 March 2022
  • Scottish Mental Health Law Review consultation

    This consultation paper outlines some of the proposals for change to the law put forward by the Executive Team of the Scottish Mental Health and Incapacity Law Review. They have been developed in partnership with people with lived experience, including unpaid carers, and mental health... More
    Opened 17 March 2022
  • Guidance on Providing Community Equipment and Housing Adaptations

    We are consulting on revised guidance on the provision of community equipment and housing adaptations, which will replace the current guidance, published in 2009, available through the link below: Guidance on the provision of equipment and adaptations, 2009. Defining Community... More
    Opened 21 March 2022
  • Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014 consultation on regulations allocating the new Transport Appeals to the General Regulatory Chamber

    A consultation on the allocation of functions to the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland General Regulatory Chamber, and amendments to the composition and Rules of Procedure in the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland and the Upper Tribunal for appeals relating to: Low Emission Zone Schemes ... More
    Opened 22 March 2022
  • Home education guidance

    Why we are consulting This consultation seeks views on the draft updates to the existing Home education guidance , published in 2007. This guidance is published under Section 14 of the Standards in Scotland’s Schools Act 2000, and local authorities are... More
    Opened 23 March 2022
  • Social Security: safeguarding data sharing consultation

    Social Security Scotland is a public body which has daily interaction with the public and, where appropriate, their representatives. The Scottish Government is very much aware that Social Security Scotland supports some of the most vulnerable people in society. To adequately support these... More
    Opened 25 March 2022
  • Proposed changes to fees charged for applications under the Electricity Act 1989

    This consultation document sets out proposals for changes to fees to be charged for applications submitted under sections 36, 36C and 37 of the Electricity Act 1989 ("the Electricity Act"). Read the consultation paper . More
    Opened 30 March 2022
  • Children’s Care and Justice Bill - consultation on policy proposals

    Scotland’s ambition is to be the best place in the world to grow up. To achieve this Scotland is adopting a progressive, and continually improving, approach to supporting our children and young people to achieve the best outcomes possible. This consultation covers potential... More
    Opened 30 March 2022
  • Call for evidence: Single-use food containers and other single-use items

    Material consumption and waste are the primary drivers of nearly every environmental problem we currently face, from water scarcity to habitat and species loss. Around 75% of Scotland’s carbon footprint is caused by the production, consumption, and all too often waste, of goods, and... More
    Opened 7 April 2022
  • Mandatory calorie labelling in the out of home sector in Scotland

    Mandating calorie labelling at the point of can support our Out of Home (OOH) sector to make a key contribution in improving our dietary health. This consultation fulfils a pledge made in our 2021 Out of Home Action Plan . The Plan builds on the commitments made in the 2018 Diet and Healthy... More
    Opened 8 April 2022
  • Cancer strategy: draft vision, aims and priority areas

    The current National Cancer Plan ‘Recovery and redesign: an action plan for cancer services’ comes to completion in March 2023. This superseded the previous cancer strategy ‘Beating Cancer Ambition and Action’, and was developed in response to immediate challenges presented by the... More
    Opened 12 April 2022
  • National Strategy for Community Justice: Revision Consultation

    This consultation invites your comments on key aspects of the revised National Strategy for Community Justice. Once published, this will supersede the current National Strategy for Community Justice , published in 2016. Please read the accompanying consultation document 'National... More
    Opened 13 April 2022
  • Bovine Tuberculosis: Proposals to amend The Tuberculosis (Scotland) Order 2007

    The Scottish Government seek to gather views on specific proposals relating to bovine tuberculosis, including diagnostic testing, cattle movements, isolation requirements and unclean cattle. Read the consultation paper Background Bovine tuberculosis (TB) is a notifiable... More
    Opened 9 May 2022
  • Education - National Improvement Framework - A consultation on enhanced data collection for improvement

    In 2021, both the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ( OECD) and Audit Scotland published reports (links to both are in the related section further down this page) which made recommendations relating to data collection and the need to ensure it reflects the ambitions... More
    Opened 9 May 2022
  • Review of permitted development rights - phase 2 consultation

    The Scottish Government is carrying out a review of permitted development rights (PDR) as part of our wider planning reform programme. The PDR review is being taken forward in phases, with each phase focussing on specific development types. Through Phase 2 of the PDR review programme, we are... More
    Opened 11 May 2022
  • Improving victims' experiences of the justice system: consultation

    The Scottish Government’s new Vision for Justice in Scotland , published in February 2022, sets out our clear and compelling vision for a just, safe and resilient Scotland. We are committed to a transformational approach to justice reform to ensure the system meets the needs and... More
    Opened 12 May 2022
  • The Future for National Parks in Scotland

    It is almost 20 years since Scotland’s first National Parks in Loch Lomond and Trossachs and Cairngorms were established. Both National Parks are home to some of Scotland’s most outstanding scenery, are internationally important areas for nature and receive millions of visitors each year. ... More
    Opened 13 May 2022
  • University of Strathclyde – Further Education Teaching Programme Consultation

    The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on the proposed further education teaching programme to be delivered by the University of Strathclyde. The Scottish Ministers are proposing to make a determination under article 30 of the 2011 Order to specify that the University of... More
    Opened 4 April 2022
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