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Communications relating to Rangers Football Club: FOI release

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

Published:
12 May 2021
Communications relating to Rangers Football Club: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100174014
Date received: 11 Mar 2021
Date responded: 9 Apr 2021
Information requested

You asked for information about communications and contact (including but not restricted to emails, minuted meetings, phone calls, text messages, and messanger apps such as but not restricted to
WhatsApp) relating to the following:

1. Between the Scottish Government and Police Scotland between 1 February 2021 and 7 March relating to preparations for Rangers FC winning the league and preparing for possible crowds gathering.

2. Between the Scottish Government and Police Scotland between 7 March 2021 and 11 March 2021 relating to Rangers FC having won the league and the police response to crowds that gathered.

3. Between the Scottish Government and Rangers Football Club between 1 February 2021 and 7 March relating to preparations for Rangers FC winning the league and preparing for possible crowds gathering.

4. Between the Scottish Government and Rangers Football Club between 7 March 2021 and 11 March 2021 relating to Rangers FC having won the league and the club's response to crowds that gathered.

5. Between the Scottish Government and the SPFL between 1 February 2021 and 7 March relating to preparations for Rangers FC winning the league and preparing for possible crowds gathering.

6. Between the Scottish Government and the SPFL between 7 March 2021 and 11 March 2021 relating to Rangers FC having won the league and the crowds that gathered, as well as preparing for the possibility of crowds gathering at future events.

7. Between the Scottish Government and the SFA between 1 February 2021 and 7 March relating to preparations for Rangers FC winning the league and preparing for possible crowds gathering.

8. Between the Scottish Government and the SFA between 7 March 2021 and 11 March 2021 relating to Rangers FC having won the league and the crowds that gathered, as well as preparing for the possibility of crowds gathering at future events.

Response

Attached is a copy of all information requested. As well as these documents, during their weekly call on 3 March 2021, the Chief Constable updated the Cabinet Secretary for Justice in relation to the contingencies in place around Rangers potentially winning the league that weekend.

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