The breakdown of heating source(s) in particular Scottish Government premises: FOI release

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

Information requested

For a breakdown of the heating source(s) in the following Scottish Government premises, for example mains gas, heat pump, etc:

  • Scottish Parliament Building ('Holyrood')
  • Bute House
  • St Andrew's House
  • Victoria Quay
  • Saughton House
  • Atlantic Quay

Please also provide a breakdown of the heating costs for the Scottish Government premises listed above, broken down by premises across the past five financial years, including the projected spend for 2022/23.


I enclose a copy of most of the information you requested in the format you asked for.


Heating Source








Bute House

Natural Gas (Grid)







St Andrew's House

Natural Gas (Grid)







Victoria Quay

Natural Gas (Grid)







Saughton House

Natural Gas (Grid)







Atlantic Quay

Natural Gas (Grid)







The Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have asked for because the Scottish Government is not responsible for the heating at the Scottish Parliament. The Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament are separate organisations.

This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested.

However, you may wish to contact the Scottish Parliament at foi-request-form who may be able to help 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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