Portraits of the Queen in Scottish Government buildings: FOI release

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

Information requested

I would be grateful if you could inform me how many portraits of the Queen are presently hanging in a) the Scottish Parliament and b) Bute House. I would also be grateful to know this information for St Andrews House as well.


  • Scottish Parliament: Scottish Government does not hold information relating to pictures of Her Majesty The Queen hanging in the parliament. Please contact them direct via this link https://www.parliament.scot/abouttheparliament/31541.aspx to submit your question to a Scottish Parliament team who will be able to respond to your request.
  • Bute House: there are no portraits of Her Majesty The Queen currently hanging in Bute House.
  • St Andrews House: Scottish Government does not hold any information or listings which record a portrait of Her Majesty The Queen currently hanging in St Andrew’s House, however, I can confirm that there is a photographic portrait of Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Philip dated 1993 in the visitor reception area of St Andrew’s House.

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

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

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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