Correspondence regarding expansion of National Collections Facility Granton: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/18/02372  
Date received: 3 September 2018  
Date responded: 28 September 2018
Information requested
Any correspondence between any minister or employee of the Scottish Government and any member of staff of the National Museums of Scotland, the National Galleries of Scotland, and/or the National Library of Scotland since 5 September 2017 regarding the Scottish Government’s support, financial or otherwise, for the expansion of the development of the national collections facility at Granton.

I enclose a copy of some of the information you requested. I should also clarify in this instance that the National Collections Facility is a term used only to describe a project in development for the National Galleries of Scotland and which does not involve either of the other 2 national collections bodies you note in your request.

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 is explained below.

Reasons for not providing information

An exemption applies.

An exemption under section, s.38(1)(b) Personal information of FOISA applies to some of the information you have requested. This relates to personal data, which if disclosed would contravene data protection regulations.

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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Central Enquiry Unit 
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The Scottish Government 
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