Works of art on loan from the National Galleries of Scotland: FOI release

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

Information requested

Please provide a list of all works of art on loan to the Scottish Government from the National Galleries of Scotland. Please provide the name of the art work, the artist, the location of the work, when the loan was made and for how long the loan is for and any special terms of the loan.


The answer to your question is that as at 12 October 2021 there were no artworks on loan to the Scottish Government from the National Galleries of Scotland.

The National Galleries of Scotland collaborates with Historic Environment Scotland to support the display of National Collection artwork in Bute House. The loan for the artwork is between Historic Environment Scotland and National Galleries of Scotland. General information about Bute House is available in the Bute House guidebook: Bute House: a guide - (

If you would like to request information regarding the loan arrangements, or any special terms of the loans, you should contact Historic Environment Scotland,, or National Galleries of Scotland,, directly with your request.

The following works are currently on display in the Drawing Room of Bute House:

Francis Horner, 1778 - 1817. Political economist Sir Henry Raeburn
Robert Burns, 1759 - 1796. Poet Alexander Nasmyth
Prince James Francis Edward Stuart, 1688 - 1766.
Son of James VII and II
Alexis Simon Belle
Princess Louisa Maria Teresa Stuart, 1692 - 1712.
Daughter of James VII and II
Alexis Simon Belle
Thomas Johnston, 1881 - 1965. Statesman Sir Herbert James Gunn
Dr. John Rogerson, 1740 - 1828.
Physician and adviser to Catherine the Great
Johann Battista Lampi I
Mrs Winifred ('Winnie') Margaret Ewing, b. 1929.
Member of the European and Scottish Parliaments
Norman Edgar

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