Breakdown of road maintenance by local authority area: EIR release

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

Information requested

You asked for

  • A breakdown of spend of the £10 million pledged by the Scottish Government for road maintenance. 
  • This information broken down by local authority area.


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.

The total road length within each council area, taken as a percentage of Scotland’s total local authority length was used to determine each councils share of the extra £10 million for additional repairs to road surfaces.

 The breakdown by local authority area is in the table below;

Local Authority £
Aberdeen City Council 267,000.00
Aberdeenshire Council 820,000.00
Angus Council 279,000.00
Argyll & Bute Council 333,000.00
City of Edinburgh Council 480,000.00
Clackmannanshire Council 82,000.00
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar 172,000.00
Dumfries & Galloway Council 542,000.00
Dundee City Council 155,000.00
East Ayrshire Council 218,000.00
East Dunbartonshire Council 157,000.00
East Lothian Council 181,000.00
East Renfrewshire Council 136,000.00
Falkirk Council 244,000.00
Fife Council 582,000.00
Glasgow City Council 563,000.00
Highland Council The 940,000.00
Inverclyde Council 96,000.00
Midlothian Council 149,000.00
Moray Council 231,000.00
North Ayrshire Council 213,000.00
North Lanarkshire Council 438,000.00
Orkney Islands Council 120,000.00
Perth & Kinross Council 391,000.00
Renfrewshire Council 312,000.00
Scottish Borders Council 401,000.00
Shetland Islands Council 134,000.00
South Ayrshire Council 214,000.00
South Lanarkshire Council 509,000.00
Stirling Council 247,000.00
West Dunbartonshire Council 113,000.00
West Lothian Council 280,000.00

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