Communications between the Scottish Government and UK monarchy on various topics: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

Any communications between the government and the UK monarchy or their representatives which refer – either directly or indirectly – to:

  • Laws and legislation
  • The Crown Estate
  • Any property or assets owned by the monarchy in Scotland
  • Crown consent
  • Carbon emissions.

Please include all communication channels used by government staff, including Whatsapp, and please include any attachments.


While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because exemptions under sections s.38(1 (b) (personal information) and section 41(a) (communications with Her Majesty etc. and honours) of FOISA applies to that information. The reasons why those exemptions apply are explained in the Annex to this letter.

The rest of the information you have requested has been included.

About FOI

The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at

202300339844 FOISA Annex
Doc No 1. Hunting with Dogs Bill - as amended at stage 2


Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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