Opera tickets, lunch with royalty, and dinners at top restaurants and hotels are among the gifts and hospitality accepted by top council officials in Glasgow.

Eight council officers accepted gifts in the course of their work 54 occasions in the last year.

Annemarie O’Donnell, chief executive, appears on the register nine times accepting hospitality including a civic reception hosted by Rangers FC for the club’s 150th anniversary.

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Other events included a Scottish Financial Enterprise summer reception at Barclays Glasgow Campus and a top table invite to the Glasgow Business Awards by the Chamber of Commerce.

Susan Deighan, the chief executive of Glasgow Life, was the highest recipient with 16 entries in the register.

Her list includes a performance of Coppelia at Theatre Royal (plus guest), the opening gala of the Glasgow Film Festival and a number of lunches and dinners at events.

Douglas Hutchison, executive director of education, was gifted, among other events, a ticket to Don Giovanni by Scottish Opera and a Burns Supper in the Officers Mess at Edinburgh Castle.

Richard McIndoe, head of pensions, accepted dinner at the Ivy from Hymans Robertson, dinner at Mother India from Pictet Asset Management and Lunch at Piccolo Mondo with Baillie Gifford.

Alan Burns, director of City building, accepted a business lunch prior to a centenary lunch with the Princess Royal in aid of Charity Transaid from WH Malcolm.

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All but one of the acceptances were for gifts or hospitality worth less than £100.

The officials turned down far more offers than they accepted, with 126 invitations declined over the year.

The declined list also included invitations to performances and to conferences, award ceremonies and dinner and lunch at various restaurants in the city.

On some occasions, officials were offered hospitality in other places including Edinburgh and London.

Declined invitations included separate offers of hospitality at the 150th at the Old Course in St Andrews - including food and drinks, turned down by Kevin Rush, director of regional economic growth, Susan Deighan and Annemarie O’Donnell.

A spokesperson for Glasgow City Council, said: “The register for any gifts and any offers of hospitality is maintained by council departments and reported annually to committee for transparency.

“There are a variety of reasons why it would be appropriate for a senior officer to accept hospitality.

“In every case recorded, all senior officers have acted correctly and within the rules.”