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National Outcomes

Fifteen National Outcomes describe what the Government wants to achieve over the next ten years, articulating more fully this Government's Purpose. They help to sharpen the focus of government, enable our priorities to be clearly understood and provide a clear structure for delivery.

By achieving these outcomes together, we will make Scotland a better place to live and a more prosperous and successful country.


National Outcomes

We live in a Scotland that is the most attractive place for doing business in Europe.

We live our lives safe from crime, disorder and danger.

We realise our full economic potential with more and better employment opportunities for our people.

We live in well-designed, sustainable places where we are able to access the amenities and services we need.

We are better educated, more skilled and more successful, renowned for our research and innovation.

We have strong, resilient and supportive communities where people take responsibility for their own actions and how they affect others.

Our young people are successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens.

We value and enjoy our built and natural environment and protect it and enhance it for future generations.

Our children have the best start in life and are ready to succeed.

We take pride in a strong, fair and inclusive national identity.

We live longer, healthier lives.

We reduce the local and global environmental impact of our consumption and production.

We have tackled the significant inequalities in Scottish society.

Our public services are high quality, continually improving, efficient and responsive to local people’s needs.

We have improved the life chances for children, young people and families at risk.