The Scottish Executive is the devolved government for Scotland. It is responsible for most of the issues of day-to-day concern to the people of Scotland, including health, education, justice, rural affairs and transport.
The Scottish Executive is accountable to the Scottish Parliament. Since devolution, some policies and services are different in Scotland to those in England.
Find out more about the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Executive and its devolved powers.
Find out about the Scottish Cabinet and Ministers: