In September 2018 The Ferret submitted more than 130 freedom of information (FoI) requests to Scottish public bodies to find out what measures they had taken to prepare for Brexit.

This has produced more than 350 documents, which we’ve published below in a single, public, searchable archive. It covers a huge range of material spanning Brexit business preparedness surveys to internal risk assessments and unpublished ministerial briefings.

Not all public bodies provided a substantive response, and so we have not included these in the archive. We are in the process of adding to this archive as new documentation comes to light and FoI appeals are concluded.

Although we’ve published several stories based on documents we received as part of this process, we’re sure there may be other stories in this material. You can find all the Brexit stories we’ve published to date here:

If you find something that you think might be worth further investigation in this archive please get in touch to let us know. Alternatively, you could always share your thoughts in our Ferret Underground Facebook group.

If you have additional documents that you’d like to add to this archive, we’d be delighted to add them. Details on how to leak to The Ferret can be found on our Contact Us page. If you are a journalist and publish a story elsewhere based on these materials, please include a credit and link to The Ferret.

To help us do more work like this, please consider joining The Ferret.


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