Media contacts

Local government
Joanna Mansell
0131 625 1652

Health and central government
Patrick McFall
0131 625 1663

For general media enquiries, contact the communications team at The press office is open from 9am till 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Clear vision needed for health and social care

The Scottish Government needs to develop a clear national strategy for health and social care to address the pressures on…

Political leadership gap in economic strategy

The Scottish Government’s 10-year economic strategy currently lacks collective political leadership and clear targets. The…

Orkney Islands Council delivers excellent services but must focus on the future

Orkney Islands Council delivers high quality services, valued by local communities. Now the council must shift its focus to the…

Home heating switch faces significant risks

The Scottish Government will not be able to phase out fossil-fuel home heating systems by 2045 unless it significantly increases…

Jo Armstrong appointed as Chair of Accounts Commission

Jo Armstrong has been appointed as the new Chair of the Accounts Commission. Jo brings to the role a wealth of experience from…

Scottish income tax report covers key audit risks

The National Audit Office (NAO) has published a report today on HMRC’s administration of Scottish income tax, including the…

Renfrewshire must improve engagement with communities to rebuild trust

Renfrewshire Council faces significant challenges in rebuilding the trust of local people, following failings in providing school…