Correspondence relating to the A75 since the beginning of 2023: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

Any correspondence between the Scottish Government and the UK Government relating to the A75 since the beginning of 2023.


A copy of most of the information you requested is attached.

Annex A – 26 January 2023 – Email chain between Transport Scotland Officials and Department for Transport Officials.
(i) Attachment – Meeting Note/Minute of meeting of 12 January 2023.
(ii) Attachment – Powerpoint Chart.

Annex B – 20 January 2023 – Email from Richard Holden MP to Minister for Transport, Jenny Gilruth MSP.
(i) Attachment – 18 January 2023 – Letter from Richard Holden MP Department for Transport Minister for Roads and Local Transport regarding UK Connectivity Review and shared priorities for the development of options for the A75 to Minister for Transport, Jenny Gilruth MSP.

The following exemptions apply:

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 exemptions under the following sections of FOISA apply to that information:

  • Section 29(i) - The formulation or development of government policy
  • Section 30b(i) - The free and frank provision of advice
  • Section 38b(ii) - The personal data of a third party.

About FOI

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202300342520 Annex A
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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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