Scotland Office disappears as part of UK government rebranding

The Scotland Office title has been scrapped as part of a rebranding by the UK government.

The department will now be known as UK Government Scotland, or the Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland south of the border.

A spokesperson for the UK government said: “The Scotland Office updated its corporate identity some time ago.

“The change ensures people can be confident about which responsibilities the UK Government delivers and are able to identify which issues have been devolved. This will make clear the extensive role of the UK Government in delivering for people in Scotland.”