|Solicitor General for Scotland
Scottish Gaelic: Àrd-neach-lagha a' Chrùin an Alba
|Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service|
|Appointer||Monarch on the advice of the First Minister|
|Website||Scottish Government | Solicitor General|
Her Majesty's Solicitor General for Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Àrd-neach-lagha a' Chrùin an Alba) is one of the Law Officers of the Crown, and the deputy of the Lord Advocate, whose duty is to advise the Scottish Government on Scots Law. They are also responsible for the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service which together constitute the Criminal Prosecution Service in Scotland.
Until 1999, when the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Executive were created, the Lord Advocate and the Solicitor General for Scotland advised Her Majesty's Government. Since their transfer to the Scottish Government, the British Government has been advised on Scots Law by the Advocate General for Scotland.
List from 1696. Until 1764, the office was at times held jointly.