Scottish Government and SAAS conference call attendees: FOI release

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

Information requested

1. A full list of those in attendance at a conference call between University Principals, Universities Scotland and the First Minister on the 25th September 2020 at 10.30am
2. A copy of the agenda for the above call
3. A copy of the minutes/note of call for the aforementioned call


While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested. The specific call did take place but we only hold the list of attendees that were invited to the call from the Scottish Government:

  • Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister

  • John Swinney, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills

  • Richard Lochhead, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science

  • Paul Johnston, Director General for Education, Communities and Justice

  • Lorna Gibbs, Director of Advanced Learning and Science

  • Roddy Macdonald, Deputy Director, Advanced Learning and Science

  • David Robb, Chief Executive, Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS)

  • Colin McAllister, Special Advisor

  • Elizabeth Lloyd, Special Advisor

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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