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Correspondence with household of HM Queen on flags: FOI release

Published: 27 Feb 2018

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

FOI reference: FOI/18/00258
Date received: 25 January 2018
Date responded: 22 February 2018

Information requested

All correspondence since 2009 between the Scottish Government and the household of HM the Queen on the subject of flags and their display.


As the previous First Minister made clear in his press statement of 24 January 2018, he discussed this matter with Her Majesty The Queen in 2010. I have included a link to Mr Salmond's press statement for your information. Within the scope of your request, I attach 2 letters from 2010 and 2012 which the then First Minister sent to the Royal Household on the issue of flag flying.

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27 Feb 2018
Correspondence with household of HM Queen on flags: FOI release