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Correspondence regarding Rangers football club supporter gatherings in Glasgow 2021: FOI release

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

Published:
23 Jun 2021
Correspondence regarding Rangers football club supporter gatherings in Glasgow 2021: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100205588
Date received: 24 May 2021
Date responded: 22 Jun 2021
Information requested

1. Can you please provide all correspondence between The Scottish Government and Police Scotland relating to the public disorder that happened in Glasgow on two occasions this year, when thousands of fans of Rangers football club marched into the city centre. The first incident happened on March 6, 2021, and the second occurred on May 16, 2021.

2. Can you please provide all correspondence between The Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council with regards to the public disorder that happened in Glasgow on two occasions and relating to thousands of fans of Rangers football club. The first incident happened on March 6, 2021, and the second occurred on May 15, 2021.

3. Can you please provide all correspondence between The Scottish Government and Rangers football club with regards to the public disorder that happened in Glasgow on two occasions and relating to thousands of fans of Rangers football club. The first incident happened on March 6, 2021, and the second occurred on May 15, 2021.

With regards to all of the above questions, can I please ask for all correspondence with the Scottish Government and these named bodies from March 7, 2021, to May 17, 2021, in relation to discussions about planning and decisions taken regarding these incidents.

Response

I attach a copy of some of the information you requested.

Annex A contains all correspondence between the Scottish Government and Police Scotland in relation to the March 6/7 weekend.

Annex B contains all correspondence between the Scottish Government and Police Scotland in relation to the May 15 events.

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 because searches have found no correspondence with Glasgow City Council on the subject. This is a formal notice under Section 17(1) that the information is not held.

Annex C contains all relevant correspondence with Rangers football club.

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