Secretary of State for Scotland

The secretary of state for Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Rùnaire Stàite na h-Alba; Scots: Secretar o State fir Scotland), also referred to as the Scotland secretary, is a secretary of state in the Government of the United Kingdom, with responsibility for the Scotland Office. The incumbent is a member of the Cabinet of the United Kingdom, 18th in the ministerial ranking.[1]

Secretary of State
for Scotland
Royal Arms as used by HM Government in Scotland
Alister Jack

since 24 July 2019
Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland
StyleThe Right Honourable
StatusSecretary of state
Minister of the Crown
AppointerElizabeth II
Inaugural holderThe Earl of Mar
Formation1926 (current form)
1 May 1707 (original form)
(as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State)
WebsiteScotland Office

The office holder works alongside the other Scotland Office ministers. The corresponding shadow minister is the shadow secretary of state for Scotland.

The incumbent is Alister Jack, following his appointment by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in July 2019.