Deputy Director, Constitution and Scotland Bill

Colin Faulkner



Colin Faulkner is responsible for Scottish constitutional policy, including the Scotland Bill, as well as civil contingencies & resilience policy.

He joined the Scotland Office in April 2012, acting as Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State until September 2014 after which he ran the political negotiations in the Smith Commission.

He joined the then Scottish Executive in 2002, working in a wide range of policy areas including European fisheries negotiations, Crown Estate policy, mental health legislation and Ministerial Private Office.

In 2010, he joined the Economic and Domestic Secretariat of the Cabinet Office, where he focused on devolution policy.

Deputy Director, Constitution and Scotland Bill

The Deputy Director, Constitutional Policy, is responsible for:

  • advising ministers on Scottish constitutional matters, including strengthening Scotland’s position within the UK and effectively managing the devolution settlement
  • communicating and promoting a wider understanding of UK government policies in Scotland
  • running the Scotland Office effectively and efficiently