Senior Civil Servants Register of Interests: FOI release

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

Information requested

The Scottish senior civil servants register of interests.


I would like to take the opportunity to apologise for length of time it has taken for Scottish Government to respond to your request.

I attach a copy of some of the information you requested, in the attached spreadsheet.

The following link titled ‘FOI 202100233415 – Information Released - Annex’ covers Senior Civil Servant (SCS) interests declared as of August 2021. This has recently been published as part of the publication of FOI release 202100233415 (available via

The attached spreadsheet covers SCS interests declared between August 2021 and 9th November 2022 (the snapshot date which you requested this information).

An exemption under s.38(1) (b) of FOISA applies to some of the information you have requested, and some of the information published in FOI 202100233415. Redactions have been required for reasons including: where there is reason to suggest that releasing information would cause significant distress or harm to the individual; where there are concerns relating to fraudulent activity arising from information released; and where family members' information has been held which can reasonably be classed as financial rather than business interest (note that in these instances the financial interest has not been redacted, but rather the family member e.g. 'brother').

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Central Enquiry Unit
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