Scottish Government CMS

Platform usage by department

Last updated: 13 July 2022
Scottish Government CMS

An analysis of CMS platform usage within Scottish government, specifically:

  • Devolved departments & agencies
  • Health & Care
  • Scottish local authorities
  • Others


  1. Background
  2. CMS usage by platform
  3. CMS usage by authority/department
  4. How we obtained the data
  5. Related content


Following on from our analysis of CMS platform usage within English local authorities, we decided to do the same for Scottish government (local & devolved).

CMS usage by platform

Two CMS platforms dominate Scottish government:

Scottish government CMS usage by platform (all local authorities and devolved departments)
Jadu CMS5
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CMS usage by authority or department

For reference, here’s a list of each Scottish local authority, or devolved department. If you find something is inaccurate please let us know.

Content Management System (CMS) used by each Scottish local authority or devolved department
Aberdeen City CouncilLocal AuthorityDrupal
Aberdeenshire CouncilLocal AuthorityUmbraco
Accountant in BankruptcyScottish GovernmentDrupal
Accounts Commission for ScotlandNon-Departmental Public BodyDrupal
Angus CouncilLocal AuthorityDrupal
Architecture and Design ScotlandNon-Departmental Public BodyDrupal
Argyll and Bute CouncilLocal AuthorityDrupal
Audit ScotlandOtherDrupal
Bòrd na GàidhligNon-Departmental Public BodyWordPress
Cairngorms National Park AuthorityNon-Departmental Public BodyWordPress
Caledonian Maritime Assets LtdPublic CorporationWordPress
Care InspectorateNon-Departmental Public BodyJoomla
Children and Young People's Commissioner ScotlandCommissioners & OmbudsmenWordPress
Children's Hearings ScotlandNon-Departmental Public BodyUmbraco
Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in ScotlandCommissioners & OmbudsmenDrupal
Community Justice ScotlandNon-Departmental Public BodyWordPress
Court of Lord LyonOtherXara
Creative ScotlandNon-Departmental Public BodySquiz
Dumfries and Galloway CouncilLocal AuthorityGOSS iCM
Dundee City CouncilLocal AuthorityDrupal
East Ayrshire CouncilLocal AuthorityContensis CMS
East Dunbartonshire CouncilLocal AuthorityDrupal
East Lothian CouncilLocal AuthorityJadu CMS
Glasgow City CouncilLocal AuthorityGOSS iCM
Healthcare Improvement ScotlandHealth & CareImmediacy
Her Majesty's Fire Service InspectorateOtherBloomreach
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary in ScotlandOtherDrupal
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons for ScotlandOtherDrupal
Independent Living Fund ScotlandOtherWordPress
Inspectorate of Prosecution in ScotlandOtherBloomreach
Judicial Appointments Board for ScotlandNon-Departmental Public BodyDrupal
Justices of the Peace Advisory CommitteeOtherBloomreach
Local Government Boundary Commission for ScotlandNon-Departmental Public BodyDrupal
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park AuthorityNon-Departmental Public BodyWordPress
Mental Welfare Commission for ScotlandHealth & CareDrupal
Midlothian CouncilLocal AuthorityJadu CMS
National Galleries of ScotlandNon-Departmental Public BodyDrupal
National Records of ScotlandOtherDrupal
NHS Dumfries and GallowayHealth & CareWordPress
NHS Forth ValleyHealth & CareWordPress
NHS Greater Glasgow and ClydeHealth & CareWordPress
NHS Health ScotlandHealth & CareUmbraco
NHS HighlandHealth & CareSharePoint
NHS LanarkshireHealth & CareWordPress
NHS LothianHealth & CareSharePoint
NHS OrkneyHealth & CareDrupal
NHS Western IslesHealth & CareWordPress
North Ayrshire CouncilLocal AuthorityContensis CMS
North Lanarkshire CouncilLocal AuthorityDrupal
Office of the Queen's PrinterOtherBloomreach
Parole Board for ScotlandTribunalsLaravel
Quality Meat ScotlandNon-Departmental Public BodyDrupal
Registers of ScotlandOtherSquiz
Revenue ScotlandOtherDrupal
Risk Management AuthorityNon-Departmental Public BodyWordPress
School Closure Review PanelsOtherWordPress
Scottish Agricultural Wages BoardNon-Departmental Public BodyBloomreach
Scottish Borders CouncilLocal AuthorityJadu CMS
Scottish CanalsPublic CorporationWooCommerce
Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)OtherUmbraco
Scottish Children's Reporter AdministrationNon-Departmental Public BodyWordPress
Scottish Courts and Tribunals ServiceOtherSitefinity
Scottish Criminal Cases Review CommissionNon-Departmental Public BodyDuda
Scottish Fiscal CommissionNon-Departmental Public BodyWordPress
Scottish Funding CouncilNon-Departmental Public BodymojoPortal
Scottish Futures TrustNon-Departmental Public BodyLaravel
Scottish GovernmentScottish GovernmentBloomreach
Scottish Information CommissionerCommissioners & OmbudsmenDrupal
Scottish Law CommissionNon-Departmental Public Bodyconcrete5
Scottish Legal Aid BoardNon-Departmental Public BodyWordPress
Scottish Natural HeritageNon-Departmental Public BodyDrupal
Scottish Prison ServiceScottish GovernmentmojoPortal
Scottish Public Pensions AgencyScottish GovernmentDrupal
Scottish Public Services OmbudsmanCommissioners & OmbudsmenDrupal
Scottish Road Works CommissionerOtherDrupal
Scottish Veterans CommissionerCommissioners & OmbudsmenWordPress
South Lanarkshire CouncilLocal AuthorityJadu CMS
The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland General Regulatory ChamberTribunalsSitefinity
The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Health and Education ChamberTribunalsDrupal
The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing and Property ChamberTribunalsDrupal
The Highland CouncilLocal AuthorityJadu CMS
The State Hospitals Board for ScotlandHealth & CareAdobe Dreamweaver
Water Industry Commission for ScotlandNon-Departmental Public BodyDrupal
West Dunbartonshire CouncilLocal AuthorityUmbraco

How we obtained the data

We adopted the same approach as for our English local government CMS analysis.

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