Correspondence regarding the Shiant Island Recovery Project: EIR release

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

FOI reference: FOI/18/00955
Date received: 19 March 2018
Date responded: 26 March 2018

Information requested

Copies of all correspondence pertaining to the Shiant Island Recovery Project


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

As the information you have requested is 'environmental information' for the purposes of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs), we are required to deal with your request under those Regulations. We are applying the exemption at section 39(2) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA), so that we do not also have to deal with your request under FOISA.

This exemption is 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. We have found that, on balance, the public interest lies in favour of upholding the exemption, because there is no public interest in dealing with the same request under two different regimes. This is essentially a technical point and has no material effect on the outcome of your request

Some of the information contained in some of the documents has been redacted as this information was outwith the scope of your EIR request.

An exception under regulation 11(2) of the EIRs (personal information) applies to some of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act 1998. This exception is not subject to the 'public interest test', so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exception.

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Advice from SASA.pdf
Advice from SNH on INNS Briefing June 2013.pdf
Concept Note_Redacted.pdf
DH to RSPB Declaration of Support Letter June 2013.pdf
Dr Allan Letter_Redacted.pdf
Dr Allan Original Letter_Redacted.pdf
Letter and Response October 2014.pdf
Marine Doc 1_Redacted.pdf
Marine Doc 2_Redacted.pdf
Marine Doc 3_Redacted.pdf
Marine Doc 4.pdf
Marine Doc 5_Redacted.pdf
Marine Doc 6.pdf
Marine Doc 7_Redacted.pdf
Marine Doc 8.pdf
Marine Doc 9.pdf
Marine Doc 10_Redacted.pdf
Marine Doc 11_Redacted.pdf
Marine Doc 12_Redacted.pdf
NNS Board Paper November 2014_Redacted.pdf
SBS Meeting and Agenda 24 February 2014.pdf
Shiants B1 and B2 Doc.pdf
SNH Advice Correspondence June 2014.pdf
Steven Dora Email April 2013.pdf


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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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