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Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Scotland House to publish Olympic costs following 'waste of money' challenge

The Scottish Government is preparing to publish a list of attendees and costs for its Scotland House showcase during the Olympic Games, following queries from Liberal Democrats that it spent £400k when it could have used an alternative venue for free.

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has claimed that spending £400,000 on hiring the Army and Navy Club in London’s plush Pall Mall to host Scotland House “when Dover House was available free of charge is a colossal waste of money”.

Scotland House was host to a week-long programme of events during the Olympics, with the purpose of promoting Scotland as a business venue and tourist destination, as well as highlighting Scotland’s hosting role at the next major
sporting games, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.


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