Correspondence relating to visit by Prime Minister July 2020: FOI release

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

Information requested

Copies of any correspondence (whatsapp messages, texts, minutes of phone calls, emails, memos, briefings and/or otherwise) between civil servants, Special Advisors and/or the Scottish Government Cabinet regarding Boris Johnson’s visit to Scotland on 23 July 2020.


Some of the information you have requested is enclosed in Annex A of this letter and in the separate document enclosed with this letter.
While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, exemptions under Sections 30(b)(ii) Free and Frank Provision of Views and 38(i)(b) (Personal Information) of FOISA applies to some of the information requested. The reasons why these exemptions apply are explained in Annex B of this letter.

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-202000065514 - Information released - Annex A
FoI-202000065514 - Information released - Item 7 Attachment
FoI-202000065514 - Information released - Annex B


Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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