The Secretary of State for Scotland is the chief minister in the government of the United Kingdom with responsibilites for Scotland, at the head of the Scotland Office. The post of was first created in 1707 after the union of the English and Scottish parliaments but after 1746 the position lapsed following the 1745 Jacobite rebellion and responsibility for Scotland was transferred to the Home Secretary's department. The position was recreated in 1926 when the former post of Secretary for Scotland (which had been created in 1885) was upgraded to a full cabinet position.

Secretaries of State for Scotland 1707-1746 (incomplete)

Secretaries of State for Scotland from 1926