Contracts with Lochan Associates Limited: FOI release

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

Information requested

  1. Has Lochan Associates Limited – of which former government minister Derek Mackay is the sole director – been engaged directly or indirectly on behalf of Scottish Government or any of its agencies to provide services?
  2. If so, what services are they or have they provided?
  3. What is the length of contract they have been awarded?
  4. What is the value of the contract?
  5. Did the Scottish Government approach Lochan Associates Limited, or did Lochan Associates Limited approach the Scottish Government?
  6. Was there a tendering process for the services required?
  7. Which minister(s) are using the services of Lochan Associates Limited?
  8. Has Lochan Associates tendered for any work from the Scottish Government or any of its agencies?


While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested. The Scottish Government can only provide information relating to the Scottish Governments' core Directorates and does not hold information on agencies. However, you may wish to contact the Scottish Government agencies who may be able to help you.

The following response to your questions is solely in relation to core Scottish Government:

  1. The Scottish Government has not engaged Lochan Associates Limited to provide any services.
  2. None.
  3. No contracts have been awarded to Lochan Associates Limited.
  4. No contracts have been awarded to Lochan Associates Limited.
  5. The Scottish Government have not approached or have been approached by Lochan Associates Limited.
  6. No tendering process has taken place.
  7. Scottish Ministers are not using the services of Lochan Associates Limited.
  8. No.

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