Scotland's 2018-20 Open Government Action Plan has been published!

Thank you for submitting your ideas for how government could be done differently in Scotland. Suggestions have ranged from more participatory budgeting, more information on public finances and a greater understanding of how policy decisions are made. Your input is helping us to make open government the new normal in Scotland.

In June and July 2018 the Scottish Government and Open Government Network invited the public and civil society organisations to share their ideas that can help make government in Scotland work better for its people. Since then, civil society representatives on Scotland's Open Government Partnership Steering Group have worked with the Scottish Government to develop the plan. Scotland's 2018/20 Open Government Action Plan was published in December 2018.

Read the plan here

Latest updates

Minister Responds to Civil Society Concerns

15th March 2021 – No Comments

The Parliamentary Secretary of the Cabinet Office, Julia Lopez MP, has responded to civil society organisations who expressed their concern in a joint-letter following the news the UK had been placed ‘under review’ by the Open Government Partnership. In the…



3rd March 2021 – No Comments

78 country Open Government Partnership places UK government ‘under review.’ UK government twice fails to properly deliver transparency plans. Organisations co-sign letter expressing ‘concern.’   The Open Government Partnership [OGP] of 78 countries representing some 2 billion people has placed…

Strategic Discussion on Open Government Multistakeholder Forum

15th February 2021 – No Comments

Strategic Discussion on Open Government Multistakeholder Forum December 9 2020, 10.30 – 12pm Co-chairs: Fiona Deans (Government Digital Service) Kevin Keith (UK Open Government Network) BACKGROUND The UK is a founding member of the OGP (established in 2011) an international…