Government of Scotland


Government of Scotland

Between 1707 and 1999, Scotland had neither a sovereign nor devolved government, despite the existence of distinct Scottish institutions such as its legal system. Her Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom was the sole government with authority over Scotland; however, there was a degree of administrative separation in the form of the Scottish Office.

The Parliament of Scotland and the Parliament of England were abolished with the passage of the Acts of Union 1707, and replaced with the Parliament of Great Britain. In 1999, following the passage of the Scotland Act 1998, the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Executive were established with devolved power granted by the Parliament of the United Kingdom. In August 2007, the Scottish Executive was renamed as the Scottish Government.

ee also

*Parliament of Scotland
*Scottish Executive
*Government of England


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