Transfer from Area Tourist Board to Scottish Network: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/17/03055
Date received: 8 December 2017
Date responded: 11 January 2018

Information requested

You asked for minutes of meetings, contemporaneous notes and correspondence which refer to the Tourist Information Centres (TICs)/Visitor Information Centres (VICs) taken over by VisitScotland in 2005/2006 from Argyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and the Trossachs Tourist Board (AILLSTB). In particular any correspondence between the then Ministry for Tourism, Culture and Sport and the AILLSTB regarding the property portfolio.


I enclose documents and emails, relevant to your request. While our aim is to provide information whenever possible some information, bank details and personal information, has been redacted under FOISA, sections 33(1)(b) and 38(1)(b) respectively.

Documents released:

Annex Title Format Size
A Network Tourist Boards-Information PDF 322.1KB
B Enterprise Culture Committee Report PDF 127.5KB
C Email Correspondence-Lynn Hamilton & Mark Ashton PDF 235.5KB
D Transfer of Responsibility Letters PDF 477.3KB
E European Structural Funds Notification Forms A PDF 245.7KB
F European Structural Funds Notification Forms B PDF 9.2MB
G European Structural Funds Notification Forms C PDF 7.9MB
H European Structural Funds Notification Forms D PDF 8.2MB
I European Development Fund-Certificate of Acceptance PDF 2.7MB
J Email correspondence John Brown to Ken Neilson PDF 249.0KB

Due to the file size of Annex F,G & H, copies can be provided on request by emailing, quoting the FOI reference number FOI/17/03005

About FOI

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

FOI-17-03005-Annex A-Network Tourist Boards-Information.pdf
FOI-17-03005-Annex B-Enterprise Culture Committee Report.pdf
FOI-17-03005-Annex D-Transfer of Responsibility Letters.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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