Michael Matheson's meetings, September and October 2022: FOI release

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

Information requested

All internal and external correspondence within and sent or received by the Scottish Government including attached documents, meeting handouts, memos, briefings to ministers, attendee lists, location of meeting, notes, minutes, or OneNote memos, linked to the following meetings:

  • Michael Matheson's meeting with Pat Rafferty on September 1
  • Michael Matheson's meeting with Ocean Wind on October 27
  • Michael Matheson's meeting with Stephen Flynn and Alan Brown on October 27


I enclose a copy of most of the information you requested in this document.

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 of exceptions under section 30(b)(i) – free and frank provision of advice; section 30(b)(ii) – free and frank exchange of views; section 33(1)(b) – commercial interests; and section 38(1)(b) – personal data of a third party. The reasons why these exceptions apply are explained in the Annex A to this letter.

The information that we are able to provide is included in Annex B to this letter.

About FOI

The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.

FOI - 202300338474 - information released - Annex A
FOI - 202300338474 - information released - Annex B


Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

Back to top