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Shiant Isles Recovery Project: Marine Scotland’s correspondence: EIR release

Published: 28 Aug 2018

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

Published:
28 Aug 2018
Shiant Isles Recovery Project: Marine Scotland’s correspondence: EIR release

FOI reference: FOI/18/01965
Date received: 16 July 2018 
Date responded: 20 August 2018
 
Information requested

Marine Scotland’s correspondence relating to the Shiant Isles Recovery Project.

Response

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.

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

The rest of the information you have requested is contained in your previous request (FOI/18/00955) which is available from the Scottish Government website at https://beta.gov.scot/publications/foi-18-00955/ . 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 listed, then please contact me again and I will send you a paper copy.

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Central Enquiry Unit 
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