Public funding to Traquair House Charitable Trust: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/18/03630  
Date received: 5 December 2018  
Date responded: 18 December 2018
Information requested
“Can you please tell me the amount of public funding that has been paid to Traquair House Charitable Trust over the last decade?”


The answer to your question is as follows: The Scottish Government paid £13,000 of public funding to the Traquair House Charitable Trust over the last decade. This payment was made in October 2017 and was a payment for mediation costs during a legal dispute.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government has limited information to assist you. However, you may wish to contact Historic Environment Scotland at, who may be able to help you further as they administer the distribution of funding for the historic environment through their grant schemes. The reasons why we do not have further information are explained below.
Reasons for not providing information


The Scottish Government does not have the information.

This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have all of the information you have requested.

The Scottish Government does not have the information you have asked for because we are not responsible for the distribution of funding for Scotland’s historic environment. This responsibility falls to Historic Environment Scotland (HES), who distribute grants on behalf of ministers. I would suggest that you contact HES at you earliest convenience to request whether they, or their predecessor Historic Scotland, have funded Traquair House Charitable Trust.

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Central Enquiry Unit 
Phone: 0300 244 4000 

The Scottish Government 
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