Correspondence mentioning “euro” and “currency”: FOI release

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

Information requested

All email correspondence sent or received by the Scottish Government Special Adviser Ewan Crawford, 1st May 2021 - date, mentioning “euro” and “currency”.

Your clarification sent on 26 February 2023 confirmed that you are looking for email correspondence sent or received from 1 May 2021 to the date of your request, rather than emails specifically sent or received on 1 May 2021.


Most of the information you have requested is enclosed in Annex A of this letter.

Exemptions under Sections 38(1)(b) (Personal Information) and 30(b)(ii) (Free and Frank Exchange of Views for the Purposes of Deliberation) of FOISA apply to some of the information requested. The reasons why these exemptions apply are explained in Annex B of this letter.

In addition, some of the information you have requested is publicly available and can be found on the BBC website. Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you.

Please note that document 1.1 in Annex A is a letter sent to the Scottish Government by a private individual. It does not contain or reflect the Scottish Government’s position on these matters.

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FOI 202300344511 - Information released - Annex A and B


Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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