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Flag flying and purchasing statistics: FOI release

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

Published:
12 Apr 2021
Flag flying and purchasing statistics: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100163026
Date received: 22 Feb 2021
Date responded: 18 Mar 2021
Information requested

1. A breakdown of the types and numbers of each flag owned by the Scottish Government that are to be flown on official days.

2. A breakdown of the cost and number purchased of each flag type over the past 12 months.

3. The cost of repairs made to owned flags over the past 12 month (with a breakdown by type of possible).

Response

The answer to your questions are provided in the tables below.

1. Breakdown of the types and numbers of each flag owned by the Scottish Government that are to be flown on official days.

Flag type Quantity
Armed Forces Day 3
Autistic Pride 1
Commonwealth 4
European 11
Rainbow 2
Red Ensign 2
Royal Banner 1
Saltire 15
Transgender 1
Union 7
World Aids Day 1
Total 48

2. Breakdown of cost and number of flags purchased over the past 12 months.

Flag type Number purchased Cost
European 5 £1,411.20
Saltire 7 £1,138.20
Union 4 £841.20
UN 2 £780.00
Total 18 £4,170.60

No costs have been incurred repairing flags over the last 12 months.

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Contact

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

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