The responsibilities of the Scottish Government include health, education, justice, rural affairs, housing and the environment.
The responsibilities of the Scottish Government include health, education, justice, rural affairs, housing and the environment.
Lets you use national and local online government services safely and securely.
As the business owner, you’re responsible for ensuring your business keeps accurate financial records and accounts.
Information on adapting your products for an export market.
Find out if you need to apply for planning permission to build an access ramp to your door.
Find out whether your planned extension needs planning permission.
Information on whether you'll need planning permission to build a porch.
Information on whether you need planning permission to add decking or a platform to the outside of your home.
Information on adopting a child from abroad (intercountry adoption) including how to adopt and where you can get support.
Information about adopting a child from fostering.
Information about adopting a child in Scotland including who can adopt, how to adopt and adoption leave and pay.
How to appeal if your local planning authority asks you to remove an advertisement from your building.
Your rights as a victim or witness of crime – includes information on the Victims' Code for Scotland and the Standards of Service for victims and witnesses.
What happens after a verdict at court, including information on sentencing, appeals and the Victim Notification Scheme.
Your options when you finish university including further study like postgraduate courses, starting a business or finding a graduate scheme or job.
Information on how to appeal to your local planning authority if you're ordered to tidy land you own.
A court can ban you from owning or keeping animals, dealing in animals, or transporting animals.
Find out why you can be given an ASBO, and what happens if you break it.
Make an appeal to your local council if your request for a school place is denied.
You may be eligible if you get Housing Benefit but still can't afford your housing costs.
You have the right to ask for an 'interested person review' if you have questions or concerns about a family member's cause of death.
You need an exhumation licence if you are removing human remains from the ground.
Find a place to live with a council or registered social landlord.
Apply for financial support to study at school or college if you're aged 16 to 19 and from a low income household.
How to apply online for tuition fees, student loans, bursaries, grants and allowances in Scotland.
Information about how to apply for university including when to apply to university.
Apply for a high hedge notice in Scotland
Information on Approved Certifiers for Design and Construction.
Information about armed forces pensions and compensation from injury during service.
Support for veterans and armed forces community in Scotland.
How to organise a funeral, including funeral directors, burials, cremations and funeral costs.
Information for parents about arranging for someone you know to look after your child - known as private fostering.
Information on how to get your landlord to carry out repairs if you're renting in Scotland.
Find out more about refugees and asylum in Scotland.
See if you need planning permission to add something to the wall outside your flat.
See which additions to the external surface of your home need planning permission.
Get support if you're new to your caring role.
How to become the guardian of a child that isn't your own, including getting a court order and financial support.
Information on becoming a foster parent.
Support and information for witnesses of criminal, civil and Children’s Hearing court cases.
Includes what happens if you're suspected of benefit fraud and what benefits can be stopped.
How the death of your husband, wife, civil partner or child affects your benefits, tax and pension. Includes Bereavement Payment, Bereavement Allowance and other benefits.
Find resources and support to help when you have to cope with a death.
Bereavement support for a child or young person who has lost someone or has a loved one who is dying.
Including booklets for adults, children and young people at criminal, civil and Children's Hearing court cases.
Check to see if you need planning permission to build or improve a structure around your flat.
Find out if you need planning permission to build a boundary around your home
Information on the permitted development rules for an ancillary building.
How to appeal if Historic Environment Scotland makes a change to its list of buildings of historical interest.
Information on what the building regulations are and how to follow them when doing building or conversion work.
Find out what you need to do to meet Building Standards in Scotland.
A guide to the whole process of building your home, from design and land purchase to builder hire, the build process itself and reclaiming VAT.
Find and register for business events, workshops, seminars and conferences in Scotland.
Information on a range of business incubator and accelerator programmes being run throughout Scotland.
Business rates appeals process in Scotland including how to appeal, employing a rating agent and guidance on the Valuation Appeal Committee.
Business (non-domestic) rates in Scotland, including calculating your rates bill, how to qualify for relief (discount) schemes and appeals.
Find out about the business rates reliefs (discounts) available in Scotland, including the Small Business Bonus Scheme, and how to apply.
The full legal process involved in buying a house or flat.
Information on dealing with tenant requests for repairs, as well as the Repairing Standard and Tolerable Standard.
Information on what a certificate of appropriate alternative development is and how to appeal if you get one.
How to appeal if your local planning authority doesn't send you a certificate of lawful use or development.
Find out about the changes to water and sewerage charges for businesses.
How to change your name, address or any other details related to your disabled parking permit.
How to check if your partner (or the partner of someone you're worried about) has a history of domestic abuse.
Find out about eligibility, claiming and when Child Benefit stops.
Support and advice for survivors of childhood and historical abuse.
What to do if you need to get child maintenance and one of you lives outside Scotland.
Meetings that help young people with problems, such as they're not looked after properly or are in trouble with the police or their school.
Find out how to find a school for your child.
A guide to the different types of home you may wish to consider when building your own property.
Apply for compensation if you or someone you know has been hurt in a violent crime.
Information about creating a community plan for emergencies.
This is an alternative to liquidation. You reschedule payment to creditors over a fixed period using a Company Voluntary Arrangement to recover from insolvency.
Find out if you can claim compensation if you've been a victim of terrorism overseas.
Apply for compensation if you've been injured because of a violent crime in another country.
How to complain about the behaviour of a judge, sheriff or justice of the peace.
Information on how to complain about an NHS service, such as a hospital, GP or dentist.
How to complain about a solicitor or advocate using their procedure or by contacting the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission.
How to complain about your early learning and childcare provider.
How to complain about the police using their procedure or by contacting the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner.
How to make a complaint about an article in the press, or a TV or radio programme.
How to arrange to have water, electricity and gas supplied to your new home.
How to get a refund, repair or replacement when something you buy from a shop is faulty.
Contact the police by calling 999 to report emergencies or by calling 101 for non-emergencies.
How to get contact with your grandchildren if their parents divorce or separate and won't let you see them.
Information on the types of ideas that can be protected using copyright.
Find out about registering for council tax, ways to pay, exemptions and tax bands in Scotland.
Information on how to reduce the environmental impact of your organisation's business travel.
Find out what support is available if you're affected by crime in another country.
Why organisations may sometimes need to share your personal information.
Information on what to do if you receive a complaint about a tenant's behaviour.
Information for victims and witnesses of crime on dealing with the media and how to stop unwanted attention.
If you’re worried about someone finding out you’ve visited some help or advice on mygov.scot, there are ways to cover your tracks.
How to apply for the Dental Student Support Grant.
Information on how to describe your idea to potential customers, funders or business advisors.
How to design your own home with the help of an architect.
Information on the types of ideas that can be protected by design rights and how to get them.
Find out what training and information is available to help you develop your business skills.
Apply for financial help if you have a disability or learning difficulty which leads to extra expenses while studying.
Information on planning permission for adding installations such as swimming pools or free-standing solar panels.
Information about dog microchipping for businesses, such as dog breeders, dog dealers, dog importers, microchip implanters, vets and database operators.
Get help if you're experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse.
Find out how to donate your body to a university after you die.
Scotland's drink-drive limit, the law, getting home safely, and alternative alcohol-free nights out.
You can get funding for qualifications if you've been in the armed forces and are looking for another job.
Guide on the different elections you can vote in and referendums in Scotland.
Find out your options if you’re homeless and don’t have anywhere to stay tonight.
Packing an emergency kit will help you be prepared for any severe weather emergency
Information on your obligations when paying employees, including National Minimum Wage and sick pay.
Information on the options and schemes available for training your employees.
Information on legally ending a tenancy on a property you're renting out.
Information on how to get an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for a building in Scotland.
Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) for business properties - getting and displaying a certificate, exemptions, fines and penalties.
Find out whether you need planning permission to add a dormer to your roof and gain extra space.
Find out how to make an appeal against a decision made by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) or Scottish Water.
Find out about Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) in your area.
If you want to learn how to export there is training for businesses of all levels, from beginners to experienced companies.
How to get your products approved for international exporting.
Information on making sure your goods are properly packaged for exporting.
Includes where to get support and advice if you're worried about giving evidence, and information about special measures for vulnerable witnesses.
Support for families and friends who've been bereaved as a result of a murder or culpable homicide.
Farm subsidies can be claimed by everyone who is eligible.
Female Genital Mutilation, known as FGM, is an illegal procedure where the external female genitalia are deliberately cut, injured or changed.
Information about the benefits you can get if you have a disabled child.
Search for and apply for full or part-time jobs in Scotland, Great Britain and abroad.
Information for parents on how to find a nursery or childcare place for your child.
Support for veterans who are looking for a job or to improve their skills.
How to find and buy a plot of land you can build a property on.
Information on what to do during a flood, preparing for a flood and what to do after a flood.
A court can ban you from attending all football matches in Scotland, the rest of the UK and abroad for up to 10 years.
What to do if you're trying to stop a forced marriage in Scotland or overseas, or if you need help leaving a marriage you've been forced into.
Who to contact if you think your business has been a victim of international trade fraud.
Find out if your child can get free school transport from your local council.
Ask your local police to give you a copy of the information they hold about you.
Get a declaration of presumed death if a person has been missing for at least 7 years or you think they've died.
Find out how to get a loan to help build your own home.
Find out how to borrow a manual or powered wheelchair or a powered scooter through the Shopmobility scheme.
Discretionary funding and emergency financial support you can get from your university.
Find out how energy assistance can help you keep a warm and comfortable home.
You'll need to ensure your business premises, and if you employ people, you are legally obliged to have employers' liability insurance.
Find out how to apply for a building warrant.
How to get a special mortgage for building your own home.
Find the organisations and websites you need to support your exporting journey, from starting out to growing your export business.
Information about the different benefits you can get when you're pregnant
Information about getting free vitamins when you're pregnant.
Information on Scottish Government schemes to help you buy a new home.
Find local organisations that can help you with benefits and welfare rights.
If you want to carry out building work you may need planning permission.
Information on voluntary organisations who can help in the event of an emergency or major disruption
Information on getting your products ready to export including shipping goods, commodity codes for importing and exporting, incoterms and importing and exporting food.
You'll normally be asked to give the police a statement so they can understand what happened.
What happens when you give evidence at court, including using special measures for vulnerable witnesses.
Information on how to appeal a good neighbour agreement decision in Scotland.
Find out about growing your business - planning, deciding whether to grow, and the challenges of growing.
Advice for gypsy travellers on access to services, eviction rights and discrimination.
Crimes committed against someone because of their disability, gender-identity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.
Information on becoming a surrogate mother and your rights.
Information about having a child through a surrogate mother.
Find out about appealing a planning authority's decision about hazardous substances consents or notices.
Emotional help and practical advice after a divorce or separation, includes counselling and divorce support groups.
Find financial advice and support if you've separated from your husband, wife or partner.
What you need to do and what help you can get after the death of your husband, wife or civil partner.
If you can’t afford to pay your mortgage, find information to help you stay in your home.
Visit GOV.UK to find out what the Foreign and Commonwealth Office can do to help British nationals who are arrested abroad.
If you need to go to court and you’re not sure what will happen, you can get support to help you feel ok about talking at court.
Help you can get with paying for registered childcare.
Find out more about maternity or paternity leave, taking time off work and sick leave.
Information on how to get financial help from the Scottish Government when buying a new build home.
Who can help you if you need advice about a legal problem, such as debt, housing, benefits, employment, divorce or claims for money.
If you and your partner are having problems and you need extra support to sort things out, relationship counselling or mediation could help you.
Get help and advice about benefits
Get help with finding out more or claiming disability benefits.
The Scottish Welfare Fund can help you cope with costs if you have a crisis or need some help living in your community.
Support if you have a mental illness such as depression, schizophrenia or anxiety.
You can get help with money or debt whenever something changes that means you find yourself worse off.
If someone you know is facing imprisonment or is already in prison, it could affect your finances. Find out what you can do to manage any money worries.
Get help with passports.
Information about how to apply for financial help for school clothing and shoes via the school clothing grant.
Find out more about whether you can claim tax credits.
Find out how to check title deeds or how to change them.
Appeal against a high hedges decision – includes deadlines, how to appeal and how long it takes to get a decision.
How to hire a contractor for a self-build, or how to build it yourself.
Information on employing a letting agent to help you rent out your home.
What to consider when you are employing staff in other countries.
If you're at risk of having your home repossessed, the Home Owners' Support Fund may be able to help you.
Information and support on dealing with an overseas crisis, such as a natural disaster or a terrorist attack.
If you feel your human rights have been abused, there are many ways you can report it.
Find out how to report human trafficking and how to get help.
The steps you must take when someone dies outside Scotland or abroad – register a death, post-mortems, funerals and support.
How to deal with rent arrears if you live in private, council or social housing.
If you choose not to report a crime to the police, or you haven't decided yet, you can still get help and support.
Information on the eviction process and what to do if your council or social landlord wants to evict you.
Information on the eviction process and what to do if your private landlord wants to evict you.
Find out where to get homelessness help and advice.
Information for carers of witnesses with learning disabilities.
Using the PEACH system (Procedure for Electronic Application for Certificates) to import certain plants, fruits and vegetables from non-EU countries.
Information on how to apply for the Independent Students' Bursary.
If you have a dispute with someone or an organisation, there may be ways to deal with it without going to court.
Find out what intellectual property is and how to protect it in the UK and abroad.
Information on IT and how to run a business online.
Information about keeping your business safe from online threats.
Information on leaving your child on their own, safety at home, car safety and internet safety for children.
Find out if you need planning permission to lay a hard surface like paving around your home.
Choices when you leave school including university, college, jobs, modern apprenticeships, starting a business, armed forces, jobs and gap years.
Help with the costs of legal advice and representation in court if you can’t afford it.
Where to get legal and financial advice after you separate from your partner.
Find out how to register as a letting agent, including information on the Code of Practice.
Keep up to date with the letting agent registration requirements.
Anyone who owns or uses an airgun needs to have a licence.
Information on using licensing to make money from your idea for a product, service or business.
Information on how to appeal a planning authority's decision on works on a listed building or conservation area in Scotland.
Information on how to apply for housing benefit if you're renting privately.
How to apply for financial help if you're a single parent at university.
Information about what to do in the event of a loss of electricity, water or gas
How to carry out repairs and maintenance in the shared areas of a block of flats.
Making an agreement with your ex-partner about arrangements for your children, money and property if you're divorcing or separating.
Make a written statement that tells a court how a crime affected you.
Information on judging whether an idea is worth developing, including judging costs, customers and competitors.
Information on marketing and sales for your business.
Information about microchipping your dog in Scotland, including how much it costs and where to get it done.
Information for mobile home owners about the new site licensing system
Information for mobile home site owners about the new site licensing system
How to appeal if Historic Environment Scotland makes a change to its list of monuments of national importance.
How to get help to buy a newly built home by sharing the cost with the Scottish Government
Information on protecting your idea using non-disclosure agreements.
Apply for a nursing or midwifery bursary to help pay living costs while you study at university or college.
Donate your money, time or skills to help refugees.
How to get help to buy a home on the open market by sharing the cost with the Scottish Government
Order an official birth, marriage or death certificate from National Records Scotland if you need a copy or want to research your family tree.
Find out about what the law says about your responsibilities and rights whether you're a mother, father, married, living together or in a civil partnership.
Pay or challenge a parking ticket given to you by the police or a traffic warden, a local council or on private land.
Information on the types of ideas that can be protected by patents and how to get one.
Includes how to pay a court fine, what could happen if you don't pay a fine and what to do if you can't pay it.
Information on pitching your ideas for businesses, products or services.
Apply for expenses to cover extra costs created by placements in nursing, midwifery and Allied Health Professionals (AHP) courses.
How to appeal if your local planning authority serves an enforcement notice.
Information on planning obligations and how to appeal one.
Information on how to appeal if your local planning authority refuses to give you planning permission.
How to plan your own funeral, including your funeral wishes, funeral payment plans and where to keep the information.
Information about what happens if you're stopped and searched by police, and what your rights are.
Prepare for university, including student finance and sorting out accommodation.
How to appeal to your local planning authority if it refuses prior approval needed for some development work.
Information on hiring a property factor (also known as a property manager) to take care of maintenance in a block of flats.
Information about protecting your computer and devices against online threats and fraud.
Information about banking online, with your mobile and contactless, donating money to charity online and online transactions.
Find out about public and bank holidays in Scotland – including past and future bank holidays.
Library services in Scotland, including find your local library and online resources.
If you've been raped or sexually assaulted, the police and support organisations are there to help.
How to claim back VAT on building materials used to build your own home.
Find out who needs to register a birth and how and where to do it.
Find out how to register a death in Scotland, elsewhere in the UK or abroad.
You must register your agricultural land if you want to claim rural funding from the Scottish Government.
Information on how to register a stillbirth and what support is available for you.
Find out how to register to vote.
How to find and register with a local doctor (GP).
How to register with an NHS dentist and what to expect as an NHS dental patient.
Information on how to move in and move out of a home if you're renting privately.
A guide to renting out a property if you're a landlord.
Information on how to pay back your student loan and what you'll pay back.
In an emergency call 999, to report a crime call 101.
How to get a replacement Blue Badge if it's gone missing or been stolen.
What to do if you're worried that a child is being neglected or threatened – call 999 if it's an emergency or they’re in immediate danger
Find out how to report antisocial behaviour like noisy neighbours, litter and vandalism.
You may be able to postpone or stop your home from being repossessed.
Information on market research and thinking about the customers and competitors for your idea.
Information on how to resolve a dispute with your neighbour including noisy neighbours, nuisance neighbours, barking dogs and a boundary dispute like high hedges.
Information on how to resolve a housing dispute when you're a private tenant or a private landlord.
Resources to help your employees be more environmentally friendly at work and at home.
Information on what you need to turn your idea into a business.
How to appeal a prohibition or suspension order on the mining of minerals or deposit of mineral waste on a site.
Find out about the expired scheme which let people buy the home they were renting from a council or housing association.
Find out about claiming compensation if you've been bereaved or injured in a road crash.
Information and advice for people bereaved or seriously injured in a road crash.
Information about the Rural and Islands Housing Funds including who can apply and how to apply.
Information about farming and agriculture in Scotland, including funding and inspections.
The rules for putting up scaffolding on your property - licence, checks, safety, builder, scaffold companies
How to appeal if Historic Environment Scotland refuses to let you carry out work on a scheduled monument.
How to appeal if Historic Environment Scotland serves you a notice for carrying out work on a scheduled monument.
School closure information can be found on your local council's website
Information about who can claim free school meals and how you claim them.
All newborn babies due on or after 15 August 2017 will get a free baby box from the Scottish Government.
Gives money for projects to improve agriculture, the environment and rural life.
How to search for the progress of an ongoing planning appeal or find a previous planning appeal decision.
Search for business funding, including grant and loan options available in Scotland.
How to get planning permission and a building warrant for a self-build project.
How to get site insurance and a structural warranty while building a home.
The full legal process involved in selling your house or flat.
Information on equity finance – which allows your business to raise money by selling shares.
How to share the cost of a new home with a housing association if you can't afford to buy it outright.
Information on how to share a house or flat with other people.
Your rights when sheriff officers visit your home or business – includes proof of identity, forcing entry and complaints.
Find out how to report stalking and what support is available to you.
Information on starting a business from your home including setting up a home office, planning permission, title deeds, health and safety, trading standards and waste management.
Information on preventing and managing heat stress during extreme heat events.
Information on keeping safe during winter weather including staying safe when travelling, grit bins, loss of utilities, frozen or burst pipes and snow and flooding.
Information about staying safe online, including: social media, apps, online fraud, cyber bullying, deleting your browser history and reporting online crime to the police.
Strong winds, or gales, are the most common cause of damage and disruption in the UK.
Find somewhere to live at college or university, including student accommodation or private renting.
How to get a student bank account including UCAS confirmation letter and when you can open one.
Student discounts available including student travel card, NUS extra card and ISIC Card.
Your student finance if you change course, go from full-time student to part-time or leave your course.
Find out what emotional support and practical information is available after you report a crime.
How to get support when you're studying including extra financial support, support for parents, help with your studies and health and wellbeing support.
Support organisations that offer practical advice and support for carers.
Get support and advice if you know someone in prison.
Emotional support and practical information for bereaved parents of a baby or child.
Help if someone shares or threatens to share an intimate picture of you without consent – sometimes called 'revenge porn'.
Advice and help if you’re a young person affected by crime, or their parent or guardian.
Get support if you want to teach your child at home.
Information on registering a tenant's deposit with a scheme and resolving disputes.
Information on how to pay a deposit when renting a property.
How to report suspected terrorism and information about planning for national emergencies.
Information on the types of ideas that can be protected by trade marks.
Information on how to be prepared for travelling in bad weather.
Information on what a tree replacement notice is and how to appeal if you get one.
How to appeal if your local planning authority refuses your application to cut down or carry out work on a protected tree.
Find out about tuition fees for university, including eligibility and how to apply.
Information for witnesses on the different types of court case you may be asked to give evidence at.
Issues like debt, housing disputes, bankruptcy, divorce, and parental rights are dealt with in the civil justice system.
Information for victims and witnesses on what happens at each stage of the criminal justice system.
Find out about the costs of university and how to get help with paying these costs.
Solicitors can give you legal advice and representation at court.
When an independent and impartial person discusses a problem with you and your ex-partner to try to find a solution.
Local council and health board contacts for veterans.
Health benefits and support available to veterans of the armed forces.
Information for veterans on buying or renting property and homelessness.
What to do and how to get support if you’re being harassed because you’ve reported a crime.
Transcript of a video covering what help and support you can get when you're a witness at a criminal court case.
Transcript of a video covering 'What sort of information can I give' when making a victim statement.
How to get help with the cost of your water bill if you run a charity or Community Amateur Sports Club.
As a business, you'll have to pay for any water, sewerage and drainage if you are connected to the public networks.
Find out about water and sewerage services in Scotland.
Changes to water, sewerage and drainage charges for vacant non-domestic properties
What happens when a Children's Hearing is sent to court – includes people in the courtroom, witnesses and what the sheriff can decide.
A guide for witnesses on court processes at civil court cases.
A guide for victims and witnesses on what happens if a criminal case goes to court.
Guidance on creating an international sales contract including business with export customers and what to include in an agreement with distribution partners.
Find out if you need a licence to copy a creative work, find out if a work is covered by copyright or an exception.
Find out about your rights and the support that's available if you decide to report a crime.
A guide for witnesses on claiming expenses for travelling to court, meals and loss of earnings.
Information on capital budgeting and help to work out if spending money on your business is the right thing to do.
Find out whether the building work you want to carry out needs planning permission.
Information on what to include when writing a business plan if you're looking to raise funding or develop an idea.
How to apply for a Young Students' Bursary from SAAS if you come from a low-income household.
Information for businesses about the EU Referendum outcome including exports, employment, EU funding and how to get further support
Your rights and options for dividing the home you rent after you separate from your partner.
Your rights if you're stopped by the police while driving – motoring offences, faults with your vehicle, stolen property.
How to report a crime committed by a person under the age of 16, and what support is available.