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Transport Scotland Gifts and hospitality declarations: FOI release

Published: 8 May 2019
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Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

8 May 2019
Transport Scotland Gifts and hospitality declarations: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/19/01168
Date received: 30 Apr 2019
Date responded: 7 May 2019
Information requested


  1. Please confirm that Scottish Civil Servants are required to declare any gifts or hospitality that they receive.
  2. Please confirm that a record is kept of such declarations.
  3. Please provide a link to where the information can be examined.




All Transport Scotland staff are Scottish Civil Servants and therefore required to declare and record any gifts or hospitality offered to them in the course of carrying out normal official business.

 There are clear guidelines and procedures in place which balance accepted business practice and social convention while avoiding impropriety and conflict of interest. Further information can be found at 

For your information I note below recorded and declared gifts and hospitality for the time period you are interested in. These entries are extracted from our internal recording systems which are not accessible by the general public.

Scottish Canals Parliamentary Reception  Scottish Parliament Edinburgh


Evening Reception

Scotland Network Rail -Scottish Breakfast Club Grand Central Hotel


Rail Magazine Working Breakfast

Virgin Trains Parliamentary Reception, Scottish Parliament Edinburgh


Evening Reception

Scottish Transport Awards Raddison Hotel Glasgow


Annual Awards Dinner

Scottish Business Awards Edinburgh International Conference Centre


Working Dinner

Conference of European Directors of Roads Executive Dinner , Harvey Nichols Edinburgh


Executive Working Dinner

Chartered Institute of Transport & Logistics Transport Practioners Meeting, 

The Strathallan Hotel, Birmingham


Keynote speech and presentation

Brickwork Communications. Barolo Grill Glasgow


Business Lunch

Atkins, Scottish Breakfast Club Dinner, The Apex Waterloo Edinburgh


Working Dinner

DBRS Ratings Ltd -Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh


Business Lunch


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