All events held in Bute House in the last five years: FOI release

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

Information requested

A list of all events held in Bute House, hosted by a Scottish Government Minister (including the First Minister) in each of the past 5 financial years, including the current financial year to date. Please include the number of guests invited and the total itemised cost of the event.


Please see document attached at Annex A.

An exemption applies in relation the your request for the number of guests at each event.

Therefore I am advising you that under Section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which already reasonably accessible to you. The information can be found on the link below. 

Ministerial engagements, travel and gifts - (

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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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