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Government Scotland

Care Inspectorate Scotland

Independent scrutiny and improvement body for social care and social work services in Scotland. CareInspect

Crofters' Commission -

Represents the interests of crofting communities and advises the Scottish Government on crofting issues. Includes a guide to their services and schemes.

General Register Office for Scotland

Responsible for the registration of births, marriages, civil partnerships, deaths, divorces, and adoptions; also runs the Census, and maintain family history records.

Office of the Queen’s Printer for Scotland

Gives public access to Scottish legislation and works with the government for Scotland and manages licensing and copyright issues.

RoS - Registers of Scotland

Responsible for compiling and maintaining registers relating to property and other legal documents; provides a profile and details of their services, with official housing market statistics and house price information.

Scotland's Census

A complete guide to the next census, set to take place in March 2011.

Scottish Children's Reporter Administration (SCRA)

Aims to provide a safety net for vulnerable children and young people by administering the Children's Hearings system; provides a comprehensive guide, with contacts, recruitment, and publications list.

The Scottish Government

Offers details of departments, news, publications and contacts.

Scottish Information Commissioner

A public official responsible for enforcing and promoting Scotland's freedom of information laws. Includes a guide to your rights, guidance for public authorities, details of legislation, a FAQ, and a listing of decisions.

Scottish Public Health Observatory (ScotPHO)

Provides information and statistics to support public health decision making. Includes a substantial collection of data, reports, and comparative profiles.

Scottish Public Services Ombudsman

An independent and impartial service handling complaints about public services, including councils, the NHS in Scotland, housing associations, water and sewage providers, prisons, the Scottish Government and its agencies and departments, universities and colleges, and most Scottish public authorities.

Standards Commission for Scotland

An independent public body, responsible for encouraging high standards of behaviour by councillors and those appointed to boards of devolved public bodies.

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