Advice regarding Grimersta Estate's rejected license application: EIR release

Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

Information requested

Regarding your decision and the attached letter detailing your reasoning, Grimersta Estate are minded to appeal but cannot do so within the current timeframe without full knowledge of the advice received by MS-LOT in making your determination. With this is mind I would be grateful if you could provide me with the advice you based your decision on, including, but not limited to, advice from NatureScot and Marine Scotland Science.


I enclose a copy of most of the information you requested.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because an exception under Regulation 11(2) (personal information of a third party) of the EIRs applies to that information. The reason why that exception applies is explained in the Annex to this letter.

About FOI

The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at

EIR - 202200307408 - Annex
EIR - 202200307408 - Information release


Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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