Sandstone Press correspondence: FOI release

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

Information requested

Scottish Government correspondence and documents that mention Sandstone Press, Bob Davidson, Jenny Todd or the book Women Hold Up Half The Sky. to include Scottish ministers’ (including First Minister’s) correspondence and documents.


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