Number of instances computers accessed political websites: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/17/02148
Date received: 20 September 2017
Date responded: 13 October 2017

Information requested

Number of instances SG PCs accessed following websites in 2016 (or latest available full month if this would go over cost limit).


The Scottish Government has a policy of retaining web logs for six months, therefore it is not possible to provide data for 2016. This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

The number of recorded sessions of access from Scottish Government devices for each of the requested web sites for the latest available full month of September 2017 is set out below:

  • Wings over Scotland – 767 sessions
  • Bella Caledonia – 218 sessions
  • SNP – 566 sessions
  • Scottish Conservatives – 301 sessions
  • Scottish Labour – 163 sessions

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
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