SNP leadership event attendance: FOI release

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

Information requested

  1. The number, names and job titles of Scottish Government officials who were in attendance at the SNP’s event at Murrayfield announcing their leader on 27 March 2023. This should not include Scottish Ministers (although if the Lord Advocate and/or the Solicitor General attended, please state). Please provide the number of officials, their names and their job titles.
  2. Any Scottish Government expenses that were incurred as a result of these officials attending the event, for example travel expenses.


Two Scottish Government officials were in attendance:

  • Colin McAllister, Chief of Staff
  • Christopher Mackie, Principal Private Secretary to the First Minister

No expenses were incurred.

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