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Special advisers' gifts, hospitality, media meetings and expenses: April-June 2018

Published: 10 Aug 2018
Directorate:
People Directorate
Part of:
Public sector

Information about gifts and hospitality received by special advisers, special advisers' meetings with newspaper and media proprietors, editors and senior executives, and expenses.

Published:
10 Aug 2018
Special advisers' gifts, hospitality, media meetings and expenses: April-June 2018

Gifts

None.

Hospitality

Name of Special Adviser Name of organisation Value i.e. (£15-£30) (Over £30) Date of Hospitality Description Circumstances in which the gift/hospitality was offered
Callum McCaig Royal Bank of Scotland Over £30 30 May 2018 Data Security Roundtable Dinner Invitation
Callum McCaig Pinsent Masons Over £30 5 June 2018 Dinner Invitation
Kate Higgins Scotland Food and Drink Excellence awards dinner Invitation
Kate Higgins Scottish Power Over £30 14 June 2018 Summer reception and dinner Invitation
Callum McCaig Royal Bank of Scotland Over £30 21 June 2018 Holyrood Political Garden Party & Awards Invitation
Liz Lloyd Holyrood Magazine Over £30 21 June 2018 Holyrood Political Garden Party & Awards Invitation
Katy Bowman Aberdeen Standards Investments Over £30 21 June 2018 Holyrood Political Garden Party & Awards Invitation
Jeanette Campbell SCVO Over £30 21 June 2018 Holyrood Political Garden Party & Awards Invitation
Kate Higgins BT Over £30 21 June 2018 Gordon's Fightback Fundraising dinner Invitation

Meetings with newspaper and other media proprietors, editors and senior executives

Special Adviser Date Name of Senior Media Figure Purpose of meeting
Stuart Nicolson 11 May 2018 Alan Muir, Editor, Scottish Sun Catch up

Expenses

iExpenses Accommodation Travel
£304.90 £597.14 £2814.76

These expenses are primarily incurred by Special Advisers in supporting the First Minister and Scottish Ministers at events in other parts of the United Kingdom, including intergovernmental negotiations and on foreign visits to Europe and the United States of America taking forward the Scottish Government's programme.

Due to the way in which the different type of expenses are held i-expenses are recorded by payment date and accommodation and travel costs by travel date.

Details of expenses associated with Special Advisers for:

Contact

Email: ceu@gov.scot

Telephone: 0300 244 4000