Legal advice provided regarding independence referendum: FOI release

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

Information requested

Please provide me with the legislative advice and reference provided to the Scottish Government and First Minister relating to the proposed Independence Referendum as referred to by the Information Commissioner in recent media.


We have interpreted your request as asking for the information the Scottish Government was required to release in order to comply with Decision 048/2022 of the Information Commissioner. The information covered by your request is provided at Annex 1.

About FOI

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

Annex - 202200299367


Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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