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The State Aid Team has recently been restructured to better align our responsibilities directly with Scottish Government Directorates.

For specific advice and guidance on State aid rules and procedures which might impact on public funding you are planning to approve or grant, the contact details are as follows:


  • Energy, Environmental Protection and Low Carbon Economy
  • Climate Change & Water Industry
  • European Structural Funds
  • Digital Strategy & Programmes (including Broadband)
  • Tourism and Major Events 
  • Research, Development & Innovation
  • Investment & Industries
  • Enterprise & Cities

Please call us on: 0131 244 1183


  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Animal Health & Welfare
  • Food, Drink & Rural Communities
  • Fisheries
  • Environment & Forestry
  • Financial strategy & Fiscal responsibility

Please call us on: 0131 244 1372


  • Transport (Aviation, Freight, Canals, Rail, Trunk Roads and Bus operations)
  • Major inland transport infrastructure projects;
  • Local Government
  • Planning & Architecture
  • Third Sector, Health & Social Care
  • Employability, Skills & Lifelong Learning
  • Housing Supply, Services & Regeneration, Housing Sustainability & Innovative Funding
  • Sport & Physical activity
  • Culture & Creative Industries

Please call us on: 0131 244 5220




E-mail address for general enquiries, website maintenance, European Commission and WTO Reports - stateaid@gov.scot


E-mail address for State Aid reporting - stateaidtransparency@gov.scot


If you wish to write to us you can do so at the following address -

State Aid Team
The Scottish Government
Business Directorate
3rd Floor, 5 Atlantic Quay
150 Broomielaw
Glasgow, G2 8LU



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