Regulated Bodies

We regulate appointments to an extensive and diverse range of public bodies. These are listed below.


Accounts Commission for Scotland

Architecture and Design Scotland

Bòrd na Gàidhlig

Cairngorms National Park Authority

Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited

Care Inspectorate (Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland)

Children's Hearings Scotland

College regional board chairs and the chairs of regional strategic bodies

Community Justice Scotland

Creative Scotland

Crofting Commission

Crown Estate Scotland

David MacBrayne Limited

Food Standards Scotland1

Golden Jubilee Foundation Board (National Waiting Times Centre Board)

Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Highlands & Islands Airports Limited

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Historic Environment Scotland

Independent Living Fund

Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland

Learning & Teaching Scotland*

Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority

Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland

Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland

National Confidential Forum

National Galleries of Scotland

National Library of Scotland

National Museums of Scotland

NHS 24

NHS Boards

NHS Education for Scotland

NHS National Services Scotland (Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service)

Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator

Parole Board for Scotland

Police Negotiating Board for Scotland (Chair only)2

Poverty and Inequality Commission

Public Transport Users' Committee for Scotland*

Quality Meat Scotland

Revenue Scotland

Risk Management Authority

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Schools Closure Review Panels (Convener only)

Scottish Agricultural Wages Board

Scottish Ambulance Service

Scottish Children's Reporter Administration

Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission

Scottish Commission on Social Security

Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Environment Protection Agency

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Scottish Fiscal Commission

Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council

Scottish Futures Trust

Scottish Housing Regulator

Scottish Land Commission

Scottish Law Commission

Scottish Legal Aid Board

Scottish Legal Complaints Commission

Scottish Local Authorities Remuneration Committee**

Scottish Natural Heritage

Scottish Police Authority

Scottish Qualifications Authority

Scottish Social Services Council

Scottish University for Industry*

Scottish Water

Skills Development Scotland


State Hospitals Board for Scotland


Water Industry Commission for Scotland


*We are awaiting legislation to remove these bodies from our remit. The activities of Learning and Teaching Scotland, which is abolished, were subsumed by Education Scotland, appointments to the board of which are not regulated. All of the functions of the Public Transport Users Committee for Scotland were removed as a result of secondary legislation (SSI 2013 No. 79) in April 2013.

**This body is inactive at the moment and has had no members since February 2013. The legislation has not been revoked so Ministers can ask for a new committee to be appointed should they wish to do so in the future. 

1Food Standards Scotland was included in our regulatory remit in January 2015 after the current board had been appointed. Future appointments to the board will be regulated by the Commissioner.

2The Chair of the Police Negotiating Board for Scotland was appointed in 2015 before this post was regulated.

The Scottish Government also provides contact details for all public bodies.