Date lodged: 9 October 2018
To ask the Scottish Government whether the First Minister has accepted an invitation from the President of the Government of Catalonia to visit Barcelona, and, if so, what the total estimated cost of the visit is projected to be.
Answered by: Fiona Hyslop 22 October 2018
The First Minister of Scotland and the President of Catalonia met at the First Minister’s official residence in Edinburgh on the evening of 11 July. It was a cordial meeting aimed at strengthening the ties of friendship between Scotland and Catalonia. The President extended an invitation to visit Barcelona. The First Minister agreed in principle to this, however, plans or preparations for any visit are not yet underway. Therefore, details or any estimated costs for this visit cannot be provided.