MINISTERS have spent thousands on souvenirs for foreign VIPs.
They spent £7,000 on Tartan Tat in three years.
US politician John Kerry received a tartan tie and scarf at the 2021 COP26 summit.
His ally Nancy Pelosi received a merino wool stole.
UN climate chief Patricia Espinosa received a bottle of whiskey.
Other gifts from the Nats include wooden Quaichs and books by Robert Burns.
The bill so far this year is £2,556, up from £2,312 in 2022 and £2,317 in 2021.
It came after officials used taxpayers’ money to buy copies of former First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s book.
Tory MP Annie Wells said: “The dignitaries who were presented with a book of poetry should be grateful. They could have been foisted with a copy of Nicola Sturgeon.”
The Scottish Government said: “Ministers and officials exchange gifts when meeting international dignitaries to promote Scottish interests.”
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