Around 1,300 Government staff on strike in Scotland

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."


Budget day strikes

Thousands of civil servants are striking over pay and pensions. The protest coincides with this year's Budget.