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:

Statement of expenditure 2016-17

public relations 393,736
overseas travel 3,362
hospitality and entertainment 140
external consultancy 39,795
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 66KB)
  2. improve efficiency, effectiveness and economy (PDF 45KB)

Further financial and performance information is contained in the annual accounts and annual review.

Previous expenditure statements

Expenditure statements for years 2016 - 2018 are available.