Ministers visiting each Scottish Parliament constituency 2011-present: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/17/01618
Date received: 7 July 2017
Date responded: 4 August 2017

Information requested

Details of how many times every Minister, including the First Minister and the Deputy First Minister, visited each Scottish Parliamentary constituency in the last Parliament (2011-2016) and for this Parliament (2016-present).

Please include:

1) The date of the visit

2) The name of the Minister on each occasion

3) The official purpose of the event.


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

Please note that ministerial engagements in many cases involve visits to facilities such as community projects, hospitals, police stations and universities which serve the wider area rather than to the constituency itself.

The other information you have requested (questions 1,2 and 3) can be found on the Scottish Government website at the links below.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
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