One of the Government's first actions on taking office in May 2007 was to streamline the resources of government in order to focus on creating a more successful country.
We aligned the Scottish Government around five Strategic Objectives that underpin our Purpose and describe the kind of Scotland we want to live in - a Scotland that is Wealthier and Fairer, Smarter, Healthier, Safer and Stronger and Greener. We created a smaller, more effective Ministerial team, and matched this with a simpler and more efficient structure for the Scottish Government.
We believe that success lies in focusing all of Government and public services on the achievement of our Purpose. By working together across all of these strategic objectives, we can increase sustainable economic growth so that all of Scotland can flourish.