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Breakdown of Scotland Week costs and details of events planned: FOI release

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

Published:
27 Feb 2019
Breakdown of Scotland Week costs and details of events planned: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/19/00071
Date received: 9 Jan 2019
Date responded: 26 Feb 2019
Information requested

 

1. A breakdown of Scottish Government Scotland Week costs for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

2. Details of events planned for Scotland Week 2019.

Response

 

Scotland Week costs for both the Scottish Affairs Office and Visit Scotland for years 2015, 2016, 2017 have previously been published and can be found here:

https://www.gov.scot/publications/foi-17-02634/

 

The tables below show the Scottish Affairs Office spend for 2014 and 2018. 

2014 Scottish Affairs Office Spend

Marketing                          

£37,500

Events

£164,700

Diaspora

£16,300

Total

£218,500

   

 

 

2018 Scottish Affairs Office Spend

Alumni

£7,370.86

Marketing

£6,118.43

Diaspora  

£9,819.75

Total

£23,309.04

 

In 2014 the Scottish Affairs Office supported a number of one-off events which incurred higher costs than in other years, including the David Eustace Exhibition, and venue hire for Scottish-focussed events. 

It also supported the Scotland Run which no longer takes place. The Scottish Affairs Office continues to support a range of events connected to Scotland week activity.

You can find costs relating to Ministerial travel in the below links:

2017, 2018 https://www.gov.scot/search/?q=ministerial+engagements

2014 – 2016  https://www.webarchive.org.uk/wayback/archive/20170401123948/http://www.gov.scot/About/People/14944/travel/visitsoverseas

 

2. You also requested the details of planned events for Scotland Week 2019. The Scottish Government does not have the information you have asked for because planning is still underway for Scotland Week 2019.

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

 

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