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Question reference: S6W-13072

  • Asked by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, MSP for Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: 9 December 2022
  • Current status: Answered by Keith Brown on 20 December 2022


To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-12660 by Keith Brown on 7 December 2022, whether it will provide the information requested regarding what the specific timeline is for the removal of all of Hikvision cameras and equipment that are installed within the Scottish Government estate; by what date it expects this work to be completed, and for what reason it did not provide this information in its answer.


The work to replace and upgrade the security equipment across the Scottish Government estate is part of a multi-year improvement programme, and is therefore subject to the usual resourcing and prioritisation variables, common with such large-scale programmes.

It is not in the public interest to publicise details of the Scottish Government’s physical security across its estate, however I can confirm that all Hikvision CCTV cameras have been replaced at those Scottish Government buildings identified as “sensitive sites”, as described in the recent UK Government statement.