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The current Scottish Government estimates the running costs of its initial proposed network of 70 to 90 overseas offices at £90-120 million. This is expected to be below Scotland’s population share of the UK’s total expenditure on overseas representation in 2016/17. Scotland would also be entitled to a fair share of the value of assets.
Source: Scotland's Future, Scottish Government, November 2013.