Meetings with Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Fire Brigades Union: FOI release

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

Information requested

1. A list of all meeting requests from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the Fire Brigades Union over the last year, and whether they were accepted or rejected by ministers. Can you include whether the request was accepted or rejected, who it was with, the topic and reasons for rejection?

2. A list of all meetings Siobhian Brown has held with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the Fire Brigades Union since she took on the role of community safety minister, and minutes/notes from all the meetings?

3. All correspondence received, notes, briefings and minutes, including internal correspondence, about the Bonfire Night riots across Scotland, from between August 1 2023 to the date of this FOI.


Please find an overall list of the 3 questions asked, relevant information and individual released documents. Point one of your request is covered in the overall list, six documents cover point two of your request and one larger document covers point three.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because an exemption(s) under section(s) s.30(b)(i) free and frank provision of advice, s.30(b)(ii) free and frank exchange of views and s.38(1)(b) personal data relating to a third party of FOISA applies to that information and s.27 (1) information intended for future publication.

About FOI

The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at

FOI 202300387845 - Information Released - Annex A
FOI 202300387845 - Information Released - Annex 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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