Corporate report

UK Public bodies that operate in Scotland

List of public bodies that currently serve people and businesses in Scotland.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Public bodies list

Public bodies technical note


The UK Government has published details of more than 200 bodies that currently serve people and businesses in Scotland and which may need to be replicated in a new independent Scottish state.

The publication of the list follows a request from the Scottish Government to share information with them regarding the UK Government’s first Scotland Analysis paper, which said that an independent Scotland may need to create up to four times as many public organisations as it has at present to perform the same functions provided by the UK today. There are currently around 50 Scottish Government organisations.

Published 21 June 2013