Correspondence regarding Callum McCraig's appointment as Special Adviser: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/17/02888
Date received: 28 November 2017
Date responded: 21 December 2017

Information requested

I would like to submit an FOI for correspondence between Ministers and officials and Callum McCaig from 8 June 2017 to 5 August 2017. Specifically I would like any correspondence that concerns Callum McCaig's appointment as a special adviser.


We have interpreted your request to mean correspondence within the specified period between either Scottish Government officials or Ministers and Callum McCaig. I enclose a copy of the information you requested.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because an exemption under s.38.(1)(b) of FOISA applies to that information. However, you may wish to be aware that the Model Contract for Special Advisers is already publicly available on the Scottish Government website.

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Central Enquiry Unit
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The Scottish Government
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