Breakdown of costs for the purchase of flags: FOI release

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

Information requested

The cost, in each of the last four years, for the purchase of:

(a) union flags.

(b) the Scottish flag.

To clarify, please disclose cost (total amount for each relevant year) for each type of flag separately. Can end with 2020/21 financial year or calendar year 2020 depending on what figures are able to.


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

Year Union flag cost St Andrew’s Cross flag cost Total cost
2017 / 18 - - -
2018 / 19 £186.60 £1,957.52 £2,144.12
2019 / 20 - £938.28 £938.28
2020 / 21 £841.20 £1,138.20 £1,979.40

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