Information on non-Government email accounts: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/17/01818
Date received: 8 August 2017
Date responded: 5 September 2017

Information requested

  1. Are non-government or Parliamentary email accounts used by (a) Ministers or (b) Special Advisers to communicate regarding government business?

  2. If so, please list the email addresses used.


The Scottish Government does not have or own non-Government accounts. Ministers and their staff are advised that MSP email addresses are secure for transmission of SG data; and are advised that they should be aware of who has access to the account and should take appropriate steps to ensure the security of SG information.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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