Welcome to Scottish Government's Dialogue

This site is used to post a variety of policy challenges. We want your ideas and comments about the things you care about and would like to influence.

We're keen to hear from you!

  • The future of health and social care in Scotland

    Technology has the potential to reshape Scotland’s health and social care, providing better services and a better working environment for professionals. Tell us how digital technology can improve the health and social care services you and your family receive. Your ideas will help us to set out some of our priorities over the next five years.

  • A Culture Strategy for Scotland - What does culture mean to you?

    We are having conversations with individuals, artists, cultural organisations, communities and other sectors across Scotland. These conversations are helping to create a strategy that will set out future priorities for culture in Scotland. What matters most to you?

  • A Digital Strategy for Scotland – 2017 and beyond

    We want your views on the kinds of issues that will help Scotland to make the most of the opportunities that digital can offer.

  • Marking of static gear with 12 nautical miles

    We're seeking comments on the draft static gear proposal. Please give us your views and comment on other submissions. Alongside this exercise there are working groups across Scotland discussing options.

  • Air Passenger Duty

    We want to hear your ideas on proposals for a tax to replace Air Passenger Duty (APD) in Scotland

  • Independent Review of Planning

    We want your opinion on how we can improve the Scottish planning system.

  • Strategic Police Priorities

    We want you to tell us what your priorities for policing are. Your opinion is valuable and will be used to help shape how police services can match the needs of the people and communities of Scotland.

  • Healthier Scotland

    The Scottish Government is inviting you to have your say on what a healthier Scotland should look like in the next 10 to 15 years

  • #fairerscotland - Governance & Participation

    We want your ideas on how to make a Fairer Scotland on the theme: Governance & Participation.

  • #fairerscotland - Health

    We want your ideas on how to make a Fairer Scotland on the theme: Health.

  • #fairerscotland - Housing

    We want your ideas on how to make a Fairer Scotland on the theme: Housing.

  • #fairerscotland - Income & Employment

    We want your ideas on how to make a Fairer Scotland on the theme: Income & Employment.

  • #fairerscotland - People & Communities

    We want your ideas on how to make a Fairer Scotland on the theme: People & Communities.

  • #fairerscotland - Welfare

    We want your ideas on how to make a Fairer Scotland on the theme: Welfare.

  • #fairerscotland - Equality

    We want your ideas on how to make a Fairer Scotland on the theme: Equality.

  • #fairerscotland - Children & Young People

    We want your ideas on how to make a Fairer Scotland on the theme: Children & Young People.

  • Agenda for Cities

    Help shape the Cities Convention and the refreshed Agenda for Cities by telling us your experiences of living and working in Scotland’s cities.

  • Review of the Dental Undergraduate Bursary Scheme

    The Scottish Government has decided to review the DUBS in light of the changing workforce landscape in NHS dental services . The Review will consider a range of possible options for a future bursary scheme, including how to help students from less advantageous backgrounds access a career in NHS dental services . The Scottish Government would also like to consider how any future scheme might facilitate recruitment in remote, rural and island communities.

  • Universal Credit - New powers for Scotland

    We are seeking views of people who have an interest in and are affected by the powers to come. We are particularly interested in the views of people with direct experience of Universal Credit, including individual recipients and local organisations.

  • Benefits for Carers

    We are seeking views of people who have an interest in, or are affected by, the powers on carers benefits that are coming to the Scottish Parliament following the Smith Commission recommendations on devolution. This is your chance to submit ideas, comments and recommendations on what the future of benefits for carers in Scotland should look like.

  • Open Data

    To help us develop the resource pack we want to know what data you’d like to access from Scottish public services, what you might use the data for and in which formats you’d like to see the data published.

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