Correspondence regarding Scottish Rugby emergency funding support: FOI release

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

Information requested

All correspondence or recorded communications between the two successive Ministers for Public Health, Sport & Wellbeing, Sportscotland (the Scottish Sports Council) and Scottish Rugby (the Scottish Rugby Union) respectively, during the period from 1 September 2020 - 31 March 2021, specifically in relation to the award from the Scottish Government of a package of Emergency Funding Support comprising grant and loan elements totalling £20 million, as announced on 10 December 2020.


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