Minutes of all Scottish Government Resilience Room meetings held between 30th January 2020 to present: FOI release

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

Information requested

  1. Minutes of all Scottish Government Resilience Room meetings held between 30th January 2020 – present, and;
  2. a list of all those who attended these meetings, or at least the organisations/services they represented.


Please see information released within the appendices to this answer.

The Scottish Government Resilience Room (SGoRR) hosts meetings, generally referred to as SGoR(Officials) and SGoR(Ministers).

Appendix 1 contains “actions” arising from meetings that took place during the time period of your FOI referenced above which have not been released through previous FOIs (see further below). In the process of considering your FOI request we have taken the view that “minutes” could reasonably be interpreted to include any notes of actions from a meeting, since they reflect key decisions made. Please note that not all SGoRR meetings will produce “actions.”

Appendix 2 contains information about attendees of meetings which have not been released through previous FOIs (see further below). Where attendee lists are missing, it may be that they have not been recorded due to internal error. The process of recording this information has since been subject to internal review.

As is Scottish Government practice, details and names of staff below the level of Senior Civil Servant, Director, Deputy Director and Special Adviser have been removed under exemption 38(1)(b) of FOI(S)A.

Information previously released

Note that part of the information you requested has not been included in this answer because it is already available. Section 25(1) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) exempts information from disclosure where the requester can reasonably obtain the information without asking for it under FOISA. Information that you requested, which is already available, can be found via the links below.

Scottish Government Resilience Room meetings: FOI release - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)


Scottish Government Resilience Room (SGoRR) meetings from 2022 onwards: FOI release - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

Resilience Room Meetings including broadband/phone outage on Shetland: FOI release - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

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.

Appendix 1 - 202300342186
Appendix 2 - 202300342186


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

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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