Information pertaining to embassies profit and purpose: FOI release

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

Information requested

If the overseas hubs (sometimes called embassies) do not exist to generate business, and as such can show a profit each financial year, what are their purpose?


I enclose a link to the Annual report which showcases the purpose and achievements of the Scottish Government's international network of offices. International network: annual report 2022-2023 - (

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