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Total cost of English/Gaelic road/rail station signage: EIR release

Published: 26 Jun 2018

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

Published:
26 Jun 2018
Total cost of English/Gaelic road/rail station signage: EIR release

FOI reference: FOI/18/01477
Date received: 29 May 2018
Date responded: 25 June 2018

Information requested

The total cost to the Scottish Government or local authorities of dual signs in English or Gaelic. This would include road signs and signs in railway stations.

Response

In relation to the first part of the request regarding road signs, the information requested is available at the following link: https://beta.gov.scot/publications/foi-17-01451/

Under regulation 6(1)(b) of the EIRs, we do not have to give you information which is already publicly available and easily accessible to you in another form or format. If, however, you do not have internet access to obtain this information from the website(s) listed, then please contact me again and I will send you a paper copy.

In response to the costs for rail signage, the Introduction of Gaelic platform signs on ScotRail stations was part of the overall rebrand to introduce the unified ScotRail brand to the network and was carried out under the ScotRail planned maintenance budget with no additional costs to the Scottish taxpayers.

The only costs associated with the introduction of Gaelic was £1,646.25 in 2010 paid to the patents office for Trademark protection of several elements of the ScotRail brand. This rebrand to the unified brand means that any new franchisee will no longer be required to rebrand to their corporate colours.

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