Total cost of running the Saltire Prize: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/18/01056
Date received: 4 April 2018
Date responded: 4 May 2018

Information requested

  • the total cost incurred by the Scottish Government of running the Saltire Prize since it was announced by former First Minister Alex Salmond in April 2008; and

  • if possible, a breakdown of costs relating to the prize. If this is not possible within the FoI time or costs limit, please provide only the total figure.


Details of the costs associated with the Saltire Prize from 2012/13 to 2017/18 and a breakdown of those costs are provided at annex A.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have all of the information you have requested. This is because the Scottish Government Enterprise Accounting System (SEAS) only has details of payments from 2012/13 onwards.

This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested prior to 2012/13.

About FOI

The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at

FOI-18-01056 - information released (tabulated).pdf


Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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