Some firefighters in Cumbria took part in further strike action this morning as part of a nationwide walkout.
The strike took place between 6.30am and 8.30am across the region.
The action stems from an ongoing dispute with the government about pensions.
The Scottish Government has estimated that around 1,283 workers from its core and main agencies are on strike, equating to around 18% of Government staff.
A spokeswoman for the Government said:
"Main Scottish Government and agency buildings have remained open and arrangements are in place to ensure essential business continues."
Civil servants are striking outside of the Scottish Government headquarters ahead of the budget.
It is thought that up to 250,000 Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) members could walk out today in protest over pensions, pay and working conditions.