Overseas Scottish Government offices intend to open during the 2022-23 financial year: FOI release

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

Information requested

1. The location of every overseas office the Scottish Government intend to open during the 2022-23 financial year?

2. The operating budget for each of these office during the 2022-23 financial year, as well as the operating budget for each existing overseas office for the 2022-23 financial year.


The Scottish Government is opening a new international office in Copenhagen this Spring.

As outlined in the Programme for Government, we also plan to open an office in Warsaw over the lifetime of this Parliament.

The operating budgets for all international offices for 2022/2023 are as detailed below.

Beijing - £567,000
Berlin - £572,000
Brussels - £2,467,000
Copenhagen - £598,000
Dublin - £593,000
Washington - £794,000
Ottawa - £634,000
Paris - £659,000
London - £2,180,000

You may find it useful to see a previous FOI where we released this information for all our international offices. You can find this at Scottish Government overseas offices: FOI release - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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