FM visit to Auschwitz: Update on Freedom of Information Request


The final comment, above, closes the door on a scurrilous FOI request  which may have come from Scotland in Union. I wrote on February 15th to share its stink with you:

Far Right gruppe in failed attempt to undermine Scotland as it is praised by rabbi




The gruppe are not named in the Freedom of Information report but we, of course, know who they are (more below). The gruppe requested answers to these questions below and received the appended answers. The media headlines (italics) that the gruppe clearly hoped for and which our NoMedia would have loved, but did not get the evidence for, have been constructed by TuS junior staff after a training workshop delivered by Scotsman Education Ltd.


  1. She [the First Minister] was accompanying a party of school children. Was a PVG done for this trip?

The First Minister was not responsible for the supervision of the young people on the visit. They were supervised by teachers and educators who will have undergone checks as part of their job role. There was therefore no requirement for her to obtain PVG clearance.

Sturgeon risks emotional trauma for Scottish kids!

  1. Was she invited to visit and by whom?
    3. Did she just take it upon herself to accompany the schoolchildren?
    6. Who paid for the trip?

The First Minister participated in this visit to Auschwitz at the invitation of the Holocaust Educational Trust. She travelled with the other participants and incurred no direct costs or expenses.

Nicola goes on jollie to death camps!

  1. Who authorised STV cameras to accompany them?

The Holocaust Educational Trust authorised STV to accompany the visit.

STV revealed as biased in favour of Nats!

  1. Did they get permission from the Trust at Auschwitz to take the television cameras and use the visit for promotion of Ms Sturgeon?

The Holocaust Educational Trust sought permission from the Auschwitz Museum for STV to film during the visit.

Sturgeon exploits images of dead Jews to hide anti-Semitism in SNP!

Some more background detail on this from the National:

An SNP spokesman said people in the party were disgusted by his latest missive. “Scotland in Union are beneath contempt,” the spokesman said. “They should have listened to the First Minister on Thursday, as she reflected on her visit, the lessons we should learn from the horrors of the Holocaust and its enduring relevance to this day.

“It’s utterly inappropriate to abuse such serious matters for petty political reasons.”

A spokesperson for Scotland in Union said: “It is disgusting that the SNP has sunk so low to use such a sensitive and important issue to attempt to attack Scotland in Union.

“It reeks of utter desperation and is frankly beyond the pale.

“The Nationalists only resort to this because they know we speak for the majority who know that Scotland is better off in the UK.”

But then, from the Jewish News:


Finally, new BBC Scotland channel to give Scotland in Union their own series.

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One thought on “FM visit to Auschwitz: Update on Freedom of Information Request

  1. bigjon999 March 25, 2019 / 5:58 pm

    The brass-neck of the yoons that demanded this information is incredible… the Tory government is flying minsters all round the world on increasingly desperate attempts to get trade deals – all caused by the tory parties obsession with brexit, yet these anti-Scottish nutters dare to ask loaded questions of the first minsters education visit to Auschwitz.

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