Social media use

Guidance and moderation information for the Scotland Office social media channels, including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Our channels are moderated during office hours, Monday to Friday.

Facebook

Scotland Office facebook page

This page is used to post information about the UK Government’s work in Scotland, ministerial news and photographs and factual information.

This page is managed by the Scotland Office press office. Comments posted on and messages received on this Facebook page are views of individuals and don’t represent the views of the Scotland Office or wider UK Government.

While we welcome comments from people interested in the subjects being discussed, we would urge Facebook users to keep their comments relevant. In particular, we reserve the right to remove comments received on Facebook that:

  • contain abusive, obscene, indecent or offensive language, or link to obscene or offensive material
  • contain swear words or other sorts of profanity
  • are completely removed from the topic of conversation or aren’t relevant to the item posted on the wall
  • contain abusive language towards an individual involved in the thread, other organisations or the page administrator
  • constitute spam or promote or advertise products, except where it’s for an event, publication or similar item that has direct relevance to the subject of discussion. Information about locating and sharing knowledge and expertise is welcomed, but within the specific discussion
  • are designed to cause nuisance to the page administrator or other users

For serious and/or persistent breaches of the moderation policy, we reserve the right to prevent users from posting further comments.

Twitter

Scotland Office - @UKGovScotland

The Scotland Office @UKGovScotland Twitter account is managed by the Scotland Office press office. If you follow @UKGovScotland, you can expect regular tweets covering:

  • Facts about the UK and Scotland and the independence referendum
  • Photos and information about ministerial events and visits
  • Links to useful material about the UK Government’s work in Scotland

The @UKGovScotland Twitter account following another account does not imply any kind of endorsement.

Messages and direct messages We review all @ messages daily, but don’t generally reply to them. We also won’t normally reply to direct messages. The limitations of Twitter’s format mean that we wouldn’t be able to give you a full and useful reply. We reserve the right to remove comments that breach the guidelines as outlined for Facebook posts above.

LinkedIn

The Scotland Office’s LinkedIn page is managed by the Scotland Office press office. It is designed to give employees and employers facts about why the UK matters, and why Scotland matters to the UK.

We welcome comments from interested LinkedIn users, and will endeavour to respond when possible. We reserve the right to remove comments that breach the guidelines as outlined for Facebook posts above.