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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:

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

Forestry and Land Scotland's Statement of expenditure 2019-20

  • Payments in excess of £25,000 (Excel)
  • Public relations: £386,855
  • Overseas travel: £5,294
  • Hospitality and entertainment: £0
  • External consultancy: £37,202
  • Number of individuals who received remuneration in excess of £150,000: 0

Forestry and Land Scotland's Statement of expenditure 2020-21

  • Payments in excess of £25,000 (Excel)
  • Public relations: £494,546
  • Overseas travel: £0
  • Hospitality and entertainment: £0
  • External consultancy: £5,767
  • Number of individuals who received remuneration in excess of £150,000: 0

What’s included?

Expenditure on public relations includes:

  • advertising
  • payment of external public relations consultants
  • work by our staff on external communications
  • any other promotional activity

Expenditure on external consultancy includes:

  • advice on the establishment of the organisation / forestry devolution
  • advice on the corporate framework
  • surveyor advice / support

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

  • Promote and Increase Sustainable Economic Growth
  • Improve Efficiency, Effectiveness and Economy

Our latest annual report details our contribution towards the above.

Read our Annual Report and Accounts 2019-20