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Dear Edinburgh College,

In excel spreadsheet form, please list any public relations, communications, media consultancy or lobbying firms hired by your organisation in the last five years:

Please provide:

– The name of the firm (or individual/freelancer)
– The contract number
– The start and end date of each contract
– The amount of money paid to each firm (including VAT)
–The remit/purpose of the hire, and detail of what activities they undertook for your organisation

For avoidance of doubt, please provide more detail than, for example, "communications and PR support". Instead, please detail what specific issues were communicated and how this was done.

Thanks,

Jamie Mann

Edinburgh College Freedom of Information, Edinburgh College

Dear Jamie Mann

Our Ref: 019/21

We are in receipt of your request for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 dated 23 August 2021 and will respond by 20 September 2021.

Kind regards
FOI Team

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Edinburgh College Freedom of Information, Edinburgh College

Dear Jamie Mann

 

Our Ref: 019/21

 

As of 1 October 2012, Edinburgh’s Telford College, Jewel & Esk College and
Stevenson College merged to create a single college called Edinburgh
College.

 

We refer to your request for information dated 23 August 2021. The College
has considered your request as a request for information under section 1
of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (“FOISA”).  

 

019/21 (1): In excel spreadsheet form, please list any public relations,
communications, media consultancy or lobbying firms hired by your
organisation in the last five years: None. The College has not hired any
public relations, communications, media consultancy or lobbying firms in
the last five years.

 

Please provide:

– The name of the firm (or individual/freelancer N/A

– The contract number N/A

– The start and end date of each contract N/A

– The amount of money paid to each firm (including VAT) N/A

–The remit/purpose of the hire, and detail of what activities they
undertook for your organisation N/A

 

For avoidance of doubt, please provide more detail than, for example,
"communications and PR support". Instead, please detail what specific
issues were communicated and how this was done.

 

Edinburgh College is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act (FOISA) 2002. If you are dissatisfied with this
response, you may ask the college to review this decision. To do this,
please contact the Head of Communications, Policy and Research at the
postal address below or e-mail the Head of Communications, Policy and
Research at [1][email address] describing your original
request and explaining your grounds for dissatisfaction. (Please include
in your review request, your name and home address for correspondence).

 

You have 40 working days from receipt of this letter to submit a review
request to:

 

Head of Communications, Policy and Research

4th Floor

Edinburgh College (Milton Road Campus)

[2]24 Milton Road East

Edinburgh

EH15 2PP

 

When the review process has been completed and if you are still
dissatisfied, you may ask the Scottish Information Commissioner to
intervene.

 

The Commissioner’s online appeal service is available from their website:
[3]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

 

The online appeal service is available 24/7 and offers you real time help
and advice about your appeal.

 

You must appeal to the Commissioner within six months of receiving the
review decision.

 

You also have the right to appeal to the Court of Session on a point of
law following a decision of the Commissioner.

 

Regards

FOI Team

 

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