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International Scottish Government offices opening and total cost of overseas offices: FOI release

Published: 10 Jan 2022

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

Published:
10 Jan 2022
International Scottish Government offices opening and total cost of overseas offices: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100261224
Date received: 6 Dec 2021
Date responded: 9 Dec 2021
Information requested

A list of international offices being opened and the total cost of all overseas offices.

Response

As was announced in the programme for government, we will open a Scottish Government office in Copenhagen next year to increase Scotland’s economic and cultural visibility in the Nordic region. In this parliamentary session, we will also open an office in Warsaw, as part of our continued commitment to enhancing our external reach and voice.

We anticipate that the new offices will be similar in budget to existing Scottish Government overseas offices. The budget for these additional offices will be established as part of ongoing planning processes and upcoming budget considerations.

The table below details the current annual budget allocation for the Scottish Government’s overseas offices, including salary costings, upkeep, day-today running and hospitality costs.

OFFICE BUDGET FOR (2021-22)
Beijing, China 550,000
Berlin, Germany 555,000
Brussels, Belgium 2,310,000
Dublin, Ireland 596,000
London, England 2,197,000
Ottawa, Canada 570,000
Paris, France 556,000
Washington DC, United States 805,000

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