Cost comparison with Calmac for Lorna Slater's trip to Rum: FOI release

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

Information requested

  1. The total costs attributable to the boat charter today 12th May 2023 for Lorna Slater and entourage to visit the Isle of Rum and other stops on her itinerary.
  2. A comparison of costs had Lorna Slater and her entourage taken the Calmac ferry.


  1. The cost of the boat charter was quoted as £1200 for Lorna Slater to visit the Isle of Rum. The cost information may be held in full by NatureScot who arranged the charter, you may wish to contact them at to help you further.
  2. While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested and public authorities are not required to create information in order to answer a request. The cost of taking a Calmac ferry is publicly available on their website at

About FOI

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


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

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

Back to top