Fiona Hyslop MSP visit to Le Festival Interceltique: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/17/02826
Date received: 20 November 2017
Date responded: 11 December June 2017

Information requested

Information relating to Festival Interceltique de Lorient. You asked for any correspondence, physical or digital, to or from Fiona Hyslop MSP and/or her staff regarding her visit to Le Festival Interceltique de Lorient in August this year.


In response to your request, Scottish Government I have attached the correspondence we hold on our records relating to this visit.

An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applied to some of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party ie names and contact details of individuals, and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act 1998

An exemption under section 33(1)(b) of FOISA (commercial interests) applies to one of the pieces of information requested. This exemption applies because disclosure of this particular information would, or be likely to, prejudice substantially the commercial interests of Active and harm their commercial business.

These exemptions are subject to the 'public interest test'. Therefore, taking account of all the circumstances of this case, we have considered if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.

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FOI-17-02826-Le Festival Interceltique de Lorient visit.pdf


Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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