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News Desk Contacts

We operate a central newsdesk during office hours. The newsdesk handles all media enquiries including requests for statements, interviews, facts, figures, speeches or forward diary information. Journalists should call 0131 244 0222.

The newsdesk operates from 0900 to 1730 Monday to Thursday and from 0900 to 1700 on Friday.

Outside these hours and at weekends, journalists should contact the duty communications officer on 0300 244 4000. Calls are logged by security staff and the duty officer will call back as soon as possible.

For other queries or to speak to portfolio communications teams, please call:

First Minister – 0131 244 2668

Deputy First Minister, Education and Skills – 0131 244 2960

Health and Sport – 0131 244 2642

Justice – 0131 244 2960

Finance and the Constitution – 0131 244 2598

Economy, Jobs and Fair Work – 0131 244 2598

Rural Economy, Environment and Connectivity – 0131 244 2598

Culture, Tourism and External Affairs – 0131 244 3005

Communities, Social Security and Equalities – 0131 244 2642

Corporate Communications – 0131 244 2709

If you are not a member of the media, please call the Central Enquiries Unit on 0300 244 4000 or email ceu@gov.scot.