FOI Request - Celebrity/Personal Appearances
Under the Freedom of Information Act, please could you provide details of celebrity/personal appearances at council-run talks, events, conferences, dinners etc over the past five financial years (2010/11 to 2014/15 to date, inclusive). This covers both internal private events (for example motivational talks for staff) and public events (eg opening of a new swimming pool, Christmas light switch-ons etc).
For each event, please provide information about:
• The date and name/type of event that the special guest was invited to
• The name of the invited guest. Celebrity, in this context, is any speaker who was specifically invited to attend from motivational speakers through to soap stars, war veterans and other notable people.
• The amount that was paid (including any expenses), and whether it was requested to be paid to charity
This information is not held and is therefore exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.