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Communications relating to Rangers Football club celebrations: FOI release

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

22 Apr 2021
Communications relating to Rangers Football club celebrations: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100179685
Date received: 11 Mar 2021
Date responded: 29 Mar 2021
Information requested

Comments made by Deputy Chief Constable Malcolm Graham in the aftermath of the Rangers FC title-winning celebrations. 

I wish to request copies of all correspondence which may have taken place between Police Scotland corporate communications and the Scottish Government in this regard - emails, SMS, WhatsApp and phone records. 


Attached is a copy of the information requested with a redaction of names of staff involved, an exemption under Section 38 1 (b) Personal Information, in Annex B.

The reasons why that exemption(s) applies are explained in the Annex A.

Annex A

An exemption applies

An exemption(s) under section(s) s.38(1) b of FOISA applies to some of the information you have requested. The names and contact details of officials below the senior civil service are not released
as part of an FOI response.

This exemption is not subject to the ‘public interest test’, so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.

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FOI202100179685 - Annex B

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

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road