The Scottish Executive is the statutory name for the group of senior ministers of the Scottish Government, comprising the First Minister, other Ministers appointed by the First Minister under s47 of the Scotland Act 1998, and the two Law Officers (that is, all ministers of the devolved government other than junior Ministers). These members of the Executive are known collectively in the Act as The Scottish Ministers, and, with the exception of the Solicitor General, are all currently members of the Scottish Cabinet. The Scottish Executive is also the non-statutory name used for the Scottish Administration, the overall devolved Scottish Government
official site of the Scottish Executive
The Scottish Executive is the devolved government for Scotland. It is responsible for most of the issues of day-to-day concern to the people of Scotland, including health, education, justice, rural affairs, and transport. Visit www.scotland.gov.uk for more information.
National Government in Scotland.
The term Scottish Executive is used in two different, but closely-related senses: to denote the executive arm of Scotland's national legislature, ie. the government of Scottish Ministers, but also to denote the civil service supporting that government. This can sometimes cause confusion.