Scottish Government staff associated with Ministers: FOI release

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

Information requested

"The staff structure/organogram (giving job titles, not names of individuals) for all of the Scottish Government Cabinet Secretaries and Ministers, including both civil service and political staff, and (ii) the wider and complete political staff structure/organogram (special advisors) of the current Scottish Government.

The pay grades for each staff member.

Can this please be displayed in a table, as well as the most recent pay grades."


Private Office staff - Please find the information requested at ANNEX A.

Special Advisers - The information you request about Special Advisers is available on the Scottish Government website here: Special advisers - ( Therefore I am advising you that under Section 25(1) of FOISA, we don't have to five you information which is already reasonally accessible to you. The information you have requested can be found at the link provided. If, however, you do not have internet access to obtain this information from the website listed, then please contact me again and I will send you a paper copy.

Pay grades - Please find the information requested at ANNEX B. The information provided shows the pay range for each grade. We are unable to provide details for the individual's pay band as this is personal information.

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 202400392767 - Information Released - Annex A
FOI 202400392767 - 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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