Scottish Forestry hiring of public relations, communications, media consultancy or lobbying firms: FOI release

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

Information requested

"In excel spreadsheet form, please list any public relations, communications, media consultancy or lobbying firms hired by your organisation in the last five years:

Please provide:

The name of the firm (or individual/freelancer) – The contract number – The start and end date of each contract – The amount of money paid to each firm (including VAT) –The remit/purpose of the hire, and detail of what activities they undertook for your organisation.

For avoidance of doubt, please provide more detail than, for example, "communications and PR support". Instead, please detail what specific issues were communicated and how this was done."


Central Scotland Conservancy contracted the PR agency 3x1 in 2019-20, the contract total was £13,300.

The remit/purpose of the contract was to help promote local woodland creation initiatives and projects which increase access to local woodlands to boost well-being and healthy lifestyles.

No other PR agency work was contracted after that.

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