Scottish Public Pensions Agency

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The Scottish Public Pensions Agency is an executive agency of the Scottish Government. It is responsible for the administration and regulation of government pension schemes in Scotland. This includes the pension schemes of NHS Scotland and for Scotland's teachers.

The Agency is based in Tweedbank, in the Scottish Borders.


The Agency was formed as the Scottish Office Pension Agency on 1 April 1993. Following devolution, responsibility for the Agency transferred to the Scottish Executive, and it was renamed to its current title.

In 2001, the Agency was relocated from Edinburgh to the Scottish Borders. [1]

Pension schemes[edit]

The Agency administers and regulates the following schemes:

  • National Health Service Superannuation Scheme (Scotland) for NHS Scotland employees;
  • Scottish Teachers’ Superannuation Scheme for teachers employed in Scottish schools;

In addition, it regulates the following schemes (administration is the responsibility of local managers):

  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Firefighters' Pension Scheme
  • Police Pensions Scheme
  • Scottish Parliamentary Pension Scheme
  • The Legal Aid (Scotland) Pension Scheme
  • Scottish Executive Rural Affairs Department Superannuation Scheme
  • Scottish Transport Group Pension Schemes [2]

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