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Joni Smith
Scottish Affairs Counsellor to North America
British Embassy
3100 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
202 588 6566




The Scottish Affairs Office is open by appointment only. If you would like to speak with the Counsellor or a member of the team, please call or email with your contact information and the nature of your request.



With 12 years of Civil Service, Joni Smith has worked in various roles across the Scottish Government – the majority of which included responsibilities for members of the Scottish Cabinet. Most recently, she has worked directly for First Minister Nicola Sturgeon – as Head of her Questions Briefing Team and as a Senior Policy Advisor. Her earlier government communications duties were preceded by experience as a broadcast journalist. Joni is a native of Arbroath with degrees from the University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University.



The Scottish Affairs Office in Washington DC is the Scottish Government’s diplomatic mission to the Americas. Its role is to promote and celebrate Scotland’s culture, education, values, heritage and economic strengths, and to strengthen its international relationships and to better share ideas and enhance cooperation.

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Twitter: @scotgovamericas