Correspondence between Scottish Government and Scotonomic podcast or Scotonomic Live festival: FOI release

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

Information requested

Copies of all email correspondence between the Scottish Government (including Ministers, Civil servants, and Special Advisers) and anyone representing the Scotonomics podcast or Scotonomics Live festival, 1st January 2021 - date." You further clarified on 21 February 2023 that you were interested in correspondence "between the Scottish Government’s Chief Economist, Gary Gillespie (and/or his office) and William Thomson and/or Kairin van Sweeden, both of Scotonomics.


I enclose a copy of the information you requested in Annex 1.

An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to the information you have requested.

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Annex 1 - 202300342984


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

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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