Guidance on official communications: FOI release

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

Information requested

Copies of any style guides or documents used to advise Scottish Government employees or ministers on how to write communications going out internally or to the public.


Attached is a copy of most of the information. The documents attached are general style guides provided to Scottish Government staff to advise them on how to write communications, including specific guides on how to write news releases, web content and blogs.

Some of the information you have requested is available on the website which follows this style guide Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you.

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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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