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Scotland’s public sector is made up of many different organisations covering health, central government, local councils, commissioners and tribunals. To understand the scope of browse our list of organisations by A-Z or sector.

  1. a

    1. Aberdeen City Council
    2. Aberdeenshire Council
    3. Accountant in Bankruptcy
    4. Accounts Commission for Scotland
    5. Angus Council
    6. Architecture and Design Scotland
    7. Argyll and Bute Council
    8. Audit Scotland
  2. b

    1. Bòrd na Gàidhlig
    2. Business Gateway
  3. c

    1. Cairngorms National Park Authority
    2. Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd
    3. Care Inspectorate
    4. Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland
    5. Children's Hearings Scotland
    6. City of Edinburgh Council
    7. Clackmannanshire Council
    8. Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
    9. Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland
    10. Community Justice Scotland
    11. Court of Lord Lyon
    12. Creative Scotland
    13. Crofting Commission
    14. Crown Estate Scotland
    15. Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
  4. d

    1. David MacBrayne Ltd
    2. Disclosure Scotland
    3. Drinking Water Quality Regulator
    4. Dumfries and Galloway Council
    5. Dundee City Council
  5. e

    1. East Ayrshire Council
    2. East Dunbartonshire Council
    3. East Lothian Council
    4. East Renfrewshire Council
    5. Education Scotland
  6. f

    1. Falkirk Council
    2. Fife Council
    3. Food Standards Scotland
  7. g

    1. Glasgow City Council
  8. h

    1. Healthcare Improvement Scotland
    2. Her Majesty's Fire Service Inspectorate
    3. Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland
    4. Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons for Scotland
    5. Highlands and Islands Airports
    6. Highlands and Islands Enterprise
    7. Historic Environment Scotland
  9. i

    1. Independent Living Fund Scotland
    2. Inspectorate of Prosecution in Scotland
    3. Inverclyde Council
  10. j

    1. Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland
    2. Justices of the Peace Advisory Committee
  11. l

    1. Lands Tribunal for Scotland
    2. Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland
    3. Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority
  12. m

    1. Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland
    2. Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland
    3. Midlothian Council
    4. Mobility and Access Committee Scotland
  13. n

    1. National Galleries of Scotland
    2. National Library of Scotland
    3. National Museums Scotland
    4. National Records of Scotland
    5. NHS 24
    6. NHS Ayrshire and Arran
    7. NHS Borders
    8. NHS Dumfries and Galloway
    9. NHS Education for Scotland
    10. NHS Fife
    11. NHS Forth Valley
    12. NHS Grampian
    13. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
    14. NHS Health Scotland
    15. NHS Highland
    16. NHS inform
    17. NHS Lanarkshire
    18. NHS Lothian
    19. NHS National Services Scotland
    20. NHS Orkney
    21. NHS Shetland
    22. NHS Tayside
    23. NHS Western Isles
    24. North Ayrshire Council
    25. North Lanarkshire Council
  14. o

    1. Office of the Queen's Printer
    2. Orkney Islands Council
  15. p

    1. Parking and Bus Lane Tribunal for Scotland
    2. Parole Board for Scotland
    3. Perth and Kinross Council
    4. Police Investigations and Review Commissioner
    5. Police Scotland
  16. q

    1. Quality Meat Scotland
  17. r

    1. Registers of Scotland
    2. Renfrewshire Council
    3. Revenue Scotland
    4. Risk Management Authority
    5. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  18. s

    1. School Closure Review Panels
    2. Scottish Advisory Committee on Distinction Awards
    3. Scottish Agricultural Wages Board
    4. Scottish Ambulance Service
    5. Scottish Borders Council
    6. Scottish Canals
    7. Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)
    8. Scottish Children's Reporter Administration
    9. Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service
    10. Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission
    11. Scottish Enterprise
    12. Scottish Environment Protection Agency
    13. Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
    14. Scottish Fiscal Commission
    15. Scottish Funding Council
    16. Scottish Futures Trust
    17. Scottish Government
    18. Scottish Housing Regulator
    19. Scottish Human Rights Commission
    20. Scottish Information Commissioner
    21. Scottish Land Commission
    22. Scottish Law Commission
    23. Scottish Legal Aid Board
    24. Scottish Legal Complaints Commission
    25. Scottish Natural Heritage
    26. Scottish Police Authority
    27. Scottish Prison Service
    28. Scottish Public Pensions Agency
    29. Scottish Public Services Ombudsman
    30. Scottish Qualification Authority
    31. Scottish Road Works Commissioner
    32. Scottish Sentencing Council
    33. Scottish Social Services Council
    34. Scottish Veterans Commissioner
    35. Scottish Water
    36. Shetland Islands Council
    37. Skills Development Scotland
    38. Social Security Scotland
    39. South Ayrshire Council
    40. South Lanarkshire Council
    41. South of Scotland Enterprise
    42. sportscotland
    43. Standards Commission for Scotland
    44. Stirling Council
    45. Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS)
  19. t

    1. The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland General Regulatory Chamber
    2. The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Health and Education Chamber
    3. The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing and Property Chamber
    4. The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Tax Chamber
    5. The Highland Council
    6. The Moray Council
    7. The State Hospitals Board for Scotland
    8. Transport Scotland
  20. v

    1. VisitScotland
  21. w

    1. Water Industry Commission for Scotland
    2. West Dunbartonshire Council
    3. West Lothian Council
  • Scottish Local Authority

    Scottish Local Government consists of 32 elected councils which provide a range of services to the people of Scotland - such as education, care, waste management, cultural services and planning.

    32 organisations in this sector

  • Scottish Government & Executive Agencies

    The devolved government for Scotland and Executive Agencies have a range of responsibilities which include: health, education, justice, rural affairs, housing and the environment.

    9 organisations in this sector

  • Non Departmental Public Body (NDPB)

    Executive NDPBs have a national remit and carry out functions at arm's length from Government. Advisory NDPBs carry out advisory functions and give advice to Ministers and others.

    45 organisations in this sector

  • Other

    Other significant agencies, organisations and public bodies that provide services to the people of Scotland. Including, organisations from the third and voluntary sectors and Non-Ministerial departments.

    23 organisations in this sector

  • Public Corporation

    Industrial or commercial enterprises under direct control of Ministers.

    6 organisations in this sector

  • Commissioners and Ombudsmen

    Have a range of roles including: safeguarding the rights of particular groups and reporting on, monitoring and handling complaints about the activity of public organisations.

    7 organisations in this sector

  • Health & Care

    Organisations that aim to safeguard, maintain and improve the quality of care provision in Scotland, including regional NHS Boards.

    23 organisations in this sector

  • Tribunals

    Are responsible for tasks and advice relating to specialist areas of the law, they carry out judicial functions yet are separate from the formal court system.

    8 organisations in this sector

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