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Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
You asked whether the Scottish Government – or any of its agencies, divisions, partners or similar - contracted (or planned to contract) a firm called Lochan Associates Limited or its owner, Derek McKay, for any consulting (or indeed any work) at any time in the last five years.
The answer to your question is, No. Our records indicate no contracts have been awarded by any of our agencies, divisions or partners to Lochan Associates Limited or its owner, Derek McKay, for any consulting (or indeed any work), or that there have been plans to in the last five years to date.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House