Total cost of Christmas cards by John Byrne: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/17/02979
Date received: 7 December 2017
Date responded: 29 December 2017

Information requested

The total cost, including printing, of the Christmas cards by John Byrne that were commissioned by Nicola Sturgeon.


For each Christmas since 2007, the First Minister has asked a renowned Scottish artist to design the official Scottish Government Christmas card. On each occasion, the chosen artist has agreed to donate the original artwork for sale to raise money for good causes and charities operating in Scotland. Since 2007, the First Minister's Christmas card initiative has raised over £160,000.

The cost of the 2017 Christmas Card designed by John Byrne, including printing is £1,418.90, this figure includes VAT.

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