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Special advisers' gifts, hospitality, media meetings and expenses: April-June 2019

Published: 21 Jan 2020
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:
21 Jan 2020
Special advisers' gifts, hospitality, media meetings and expenses: April-June 2019

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

Katy Bowman

Scottish Ballet

Over £30

2 May 2019

Scottish Ballet performance of ‘Spring’

Invitation

Ewan Crawford

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Over £30

10 May 2019

Princes Trust Financial and Business Lunch

Invitation

Kate Higgins

ASDA

Over £30

23 May 2019

Food and Drink awards

Invitation

Callum McCaig

RBS

Over £30

6 June 2019

Dinner at Dishoom, Edinburgh

Invitation

Jeanette Campbell

Scottish Power Renewables

Over £30

20 June 2019

Holyrood Garden Party

Invitation

Kate Higgins

DRAX

Over £30

20 June 2019

Holyrood Garden Party

Invitation

Liz Lloyd

Green Investment Group

Over £30

20 June 2019

Holyrood Garden Party

Invitation

Callum McCaig

Muirhall Energy

Over £30

20 June 2019

Holyrood Garden Party

Invitation

John McFarlane

Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT)

Over £30

20 June 2019

Holyrood Garden Party

Invitation

Stuart Nicolson

Scottish Water

Over £30

20 June 2019

Holyrood Garden Party

Invitation

Liz Lloyd

Virgin Money

Over £30

24 June 2019

Royal Regiment of Scotland Charity Ball

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

14 June 2019

Alan Muir, Editor of the Scottish Sun

General catch-up

Expenses

Special Adviser

iExpenses

Accommodation

Travel

Katy Bowman

£10.00

£0.00

£33.69

Jeanette Campbell

£0.00

£0.00

£0.00

Ewan Crawford

£8.70

£0.00

£739.53

Leanne Dobson

£23.00

£0.00

£7.65

Kathryn Higgins

£10.90

£0.00

£50.03

David Hutchison

£0.00

£0.00

£0.00

Ross Ingebrigtsen

£54.18

£0.00

£0.00

Liz Lloyd

£0.00

£478.86

£1573.10

John MacInnes

£0.00

£0.00

£0.00

Stewart Maxwell

£124.50

£0.00

£193.65

Colin McAllister

£0.00

£73.92

£48.59

Callum McCaig

£0.00

£0.00

£6.48

John McFarlane

£26.23

£0.00

£0.00

Stuart Nicolson

£0.00

£0.00

£7.65

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 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, accommodation by invoice date and travel costs by travel date.

Contact

Email: ceu@gov.scot

Telephone: 0300 244 4000