Associations receiving Crofting Agricultural Grant from 2009: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/18/01818
Date received: 15 June 2018
Date responded: 11 July 2018

Information requested

  • How many groups or associations of crofters that are not Common Grazing Committees have received assistance from the Rural Development: Crofting Agricultural Grant Scheme (CAGS) in Scotland from 2009 to the present,

  • What is their geographical distribution,

  • What activities have been supported, and

  • Contact information for these groups.


The answer to most of your questions can be found in the following table.

Business Name Option Numbers Approved Y/N Postcode area
Achorn Sheep Stock Club 9 Y KW6
3 Y KW6
7 Y KW6
3 Y KW6
6 Y KW6
3 Y KW6
Dunbeath Sheep Stock Club 9 Y KW14
9 Y KW14
10 Y KW14
3 Y KW14
2 Y KW14
Galmore Sheep Stock Club 1 Y PH31
3 Y PH31
7 Y PH31
6 N PH31
6 Y PH31
Kingsburgh Sheep Stock Club 8 Y IV51
Muirshearlich Sheep Stock Club 3 N PH33
Satran Sheep Stock Club 8 Y IV47
12 Y IV47
Scallasaig Sheep Stock Club 7 N IV40
7 N IV40
7 Y IV40
South Scorrybreck Sheep Stock Club 3 Y IV51

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 an exemption under section s.38(1)(b) (personal information) of FOISA applies to that information. The reasons why that exemption applies are explained below.

Reasons for not providing information

An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to a small amount of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party, ie contact details of applicants to the Scottish Government, and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act 1998. This exemption 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 exemption.

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