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Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Covering the northern third of the island of Great Britain, Scotland is the second-largest country in the United Kingdom, and accounted for 8% of the population in 2019.
See also: United Kingdom


Our standard dataset contains 301 entities connected with Scotland. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Scotland. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 273 entities identified as PEPs connected with Scotland.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Scottish Parliament-22048

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister for Children and Young People-5-
Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs-2-
Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills-2-
Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning-2-
Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament-11
Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities-1-
Cabinet Secretary for Covid Recovery-1-
Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work-1-
Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution-1-
Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport-1-
Cabinet Secretary for Justice-1-
Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity-1-
Minister for Drugs Policy-1-
Minister for Just Transition, Employment and Fair Work-1-
Minister for Older People and Equalities-1-
Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy-1-
Minister for Transport and the Islands-1-
Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland's Place in Europe-1-

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...