Education Scotland public relations and communications for financial year 2022-2023: FOI release

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

Information requested

The following information on PR and Comms:

Q1: For the years 2022-2023 how much was spent on external companies to handle public relations and communications? Please provide:

  • The total cost 2022-2023 financial year.
  • The amount of money paid to each firm (including VAT)

Q2: For the years 2022-2023, how much was spent social media advertising, including a breakdown by year and by form of social media (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)


Education Scotland’s annual accounts for 2022-23 were laid in Parliament on 27 July 2023 and will shortly be published on our website here: Annual reports and accounts

Question 1
No payments were made in 2022-23 to external companies to handle public relations and communications.

Question 2
There was no spend on social media advertising during 2022-23.

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