Secretary of State for Scotland

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Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Scotland (Rùnaire Stàite na h-Alba, Secretar o State fir Scotland) is the principal minister of Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland representing Scotland.wikipedia
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Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland

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They head the Scotland Office (formerly the Scottish Office), a government department based in London and Edinburgh. After the 1999 Scottish devolution, the powers of the Scottish Office were divided, with most transferred to the Scottish Government or to other British government departments, leaving only a limited role for the Scotland Office.
The Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland (Oifis Rùnaire na Stàite airson Alba), often referred to as the Scotland Office, is a UK government department headed by the Secretary of State for Scotland and responsible for Scottish affairs within the British Government.

Scottish Office

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After the 1999 Scottish devolution, the powers of the Scottish Office were divided, with most transferred to the Scottish Government or to other British government departments, leaving only a limited role for the Scotland Office.
The Scottish Office was a department of the United Kingdom Government from 1885 until 1999, exercising a wide range of government functions in relation to Scotland under the control of the Secretary of State for Scotland.

Alister Jack

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The current Secretary of State for Scotland is Alister Jack, who was appointed after the sacking of David Mundell by Boris Johnson.
Alister William Jack (born 7 July 1963) is a Scottish politician serving as Secretary of State for Scotland since 2019.

David Mundell

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The current Secretary of State for Scotland is Alister Jack, who was appointed after the sacking of David Mundell by Boris Johnson.
He was appointed Secretary of State for Scotland in 2015, and was the first openly gay Conservative MP to hold a position in the Cabinet of the United Kingdom.

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Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Scotland (Rùnaire Stàite na h-Alba, Secretar o State fir Scotland) is the principal minister of Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland representing Scotland.
From the mid-century, there were increasing calls for Home Rule for Scotland and the post of Secretary of State for Scotland was revived.

History of Scottish devolution

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After the 1999 Scottish devolution, the powers of the Scottish Office were divided, with most transferred to the Scottish Government or to other British government departments, leaving only a limited role for the Scotland Office.
The post of Secretary of State for Scotland existed after 1707 until the Jacobite rising of 1745.

Sir George Trevelyan, 2nd Baronet

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In a ministerial career stretching almost 30 years, he was most notably twice Secretary for Scotland under William Ewart Gladstone and the Earl of Rosebery.

Secretary of State (United Kingdom)

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In 1926 this post was upgraded to a full Secretary of State appointment.
In 1708, after Union with Scotland, a Secretary of State for Scotland was appointed, but the third secretaryship disappeared from 1742 until 1768, when a newly re-instituted third secretary began to take charge of the increasing administrative work of the British Empire.

Great Seal of Scotland

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From 1885 to 1999, Secretaries for Scotland and Secretaries of State for Scotland also ex officio held the post of Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland.
From 1885 this office was held by the Secretary for Scotland, later the Secretary of State for Scotland.

Schomberg Kerr, 9th Marquess of Lothian

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He served as Secretary for Scotland under Lord Salisbury between 1887 and 1892.

Alexander Bruce, 6th Lord Balfour of Burleigh

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He was Secretary for Scotland between 1895 and 1903.

Andrew Murray, 1st Viscount Dunedin

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He served as Secretary for Scotland between 1903 and 1905, as Lord Justice General and Lord President of the Court of Session between 1905 and 1913 and as a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary between 1913 and 1932.

John Ramsay, 13th Earl of Dalhousie

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He served as Secretary for Scotland in William Ewart Gladstone's short-lived 1886 administration.

John Hay, 4th Marquess of Tweeddale

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On the downfall of Robert Walpole in February 1742, Pulteney had the office of Secretary of State for Scotland revived (it had been in abeyance since 1739), and the Marquess of Tweeddale appointed to it, as well as being made Principal Keeper of the Signet and a Privy Counsellor.

First Minister of Scotland

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From 1999, the position of Keeper of the Great Seal has been held by the First Minister of Scotland.
Prior to devolution the comparable functions of the First Minister were exercised by the Secretary of State for Scotland, who headed the Scottish Office, which was a department of the wider United Kingdom Government and existed from 1885 to 1999.

Home Office

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Scottish affairs thereafter were managed by the Lord Advocate until 1827, when responsibility passed to the Home Office.

McKinnon Wood

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Regarded as a liberal with "sound Progressive credentials," he served as a member of H. H. Asquith's cabinet as Secretary for Scotland between 1912 and 1916 and as Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster between July and December 1916.

Robert Munro, 1st Baron Alness

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He served as Secretary for Scotland between 1916 and 1922 in David Lloyd George's coalition government and as Lord Justice Clerk between 1922 and 1933.

Harold Tennant

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He served as Secretary for Scotland under his brother-in-law H. H. Asquith between July and December 1916.

James Graham, 1st Duke of Montrose

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Furthermore, he served rather shortly as Secretary of State for Scotland at the time of the Georgian ministry of Lord Townshend.

William Adamson

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He was Leader of the Labour Party from 1917 to 1921 and served as Secretary of State for Scotland in 1924 and during 1929–1931 in the first two Labour ministries headed by Ramsay MacDonald.

Arthur Balfour

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In 1885, Lord Salisbury appointed Balfour President of the Local Government Board; the following year he became Secretary for Scotland with a seat in the cabinet.

John Hope, 7th Earl of Hopetoun

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He was granted a marquessate upon his return to England, and thereafter withdrew from public life, except for a brief term as Secretary of State for Scotland in 1905.