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The Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 requires us to publish certain information on our expenditure. This promotes openness and transparency across the Scottish public sector.

In line with the Act, we publish expenditure information on:

  • public relations
  • external consultancy
  • hospitality and entertainment
  • overseas travel
  • staff remuneration in excess of £150,000
  • payments of more than £25,000 (excluding payments to staff)

Forestry Commission Scotland's statement of expenditure 2017-18

public relations 450,529
overseas travel 2,832
hospitality and entertainment 148
external consultancy 14,720
number of individuals who received remuneration in excess of £150,000 0

Expenditure on public relations includes:

  • Promotional Material e.g. online, web development, filming, leaflets, posters, photography, annual report
  • External Events e.g. Royal Highland Show, Scottish Game Fair, support for local shows and MSP reception
  • Media work e.g. Communications Team, press articles and enquiries and social media
  • Gaelic development and GLP implementation

Expenditure on external consultancy includes:

  • Timberlink Environmental and Economic Review
  • Regional Timber Transport Project Officer

In addition, the Act requires us to publish a statement of the steps that we have taken during that financial year to:

  1. promote and increase sustainable economic growth (PDF 64KB)
  2. improve efficiency, effectiveness and economy (PDF 46KB)
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