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Scottish Learning Festival - expenditure details: FOI release

Published: 21 Oct 2019

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

Published:
21 Oct 2019
Scottish Learning Festival - expenditure details: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/19/02224
Date received: 1 Oct 2019
Date responded: 18 Oct 2019
Information requested

You asked for the following information:

  1. The total cost of delivering the Scottish Learning Festival.
  2. Details of how this cost has been or will be met
    • For example, how much is covered by sponsorship deals (and with whom), how much is met from exhibitors fees, how much is covered by funding from the Scottish Government / Education Scotland etc.
  3. The total number of attendees.
  4. A breakdown of attendees by role / job title (either raw numbers or %)

Please release this information for each of the last three years (SLF 2017, SLF 2018 and SLF 2019).

Response

2017
The total cost of delivering the Scottish Learning Festival for 2017 was £192,472.74.  Education Scotland received £32,596.70 from Springboard Events Ltd and the rest is covered by our core budget.

The attached 2017 Demographic Report will provide you with the information you require for questions 3 and 4.

2018
The total cost of delivering the Scottish Learning Festival for 2018 was £152,509.30.  Education Scotland received £20,000 from Springboard Events Ltd and the rest is covered by our core budget.

The attached 2018 Demographic Report will provide you with the information you require for questions 3 and 4.

2019
While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance Education Scotland does not have the information for the 2019 Scottish Learning Festival as this only took place at the end of last month, therefore this is exempt under section 17 of FOISA.

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Contact

Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
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Edinburgh
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