Database of motorway traffic monitoring camera locations: EIR release

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

Information requested

“I would like a database of motorway traffic monitoring camera locations with the road name, GPS, junction and unique identification data in excel format.
I would also like a database, in the same format, of all other cameras and their purpose.”


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.

Please see attached Annex A to this response, database of the locations of the traffic monitoring cameras on the Trunk Road Network, noting X being the eastings reference and Y being the northings reference.  Safety cameras are also deployed across Scotland’s road network through the Scottish Safety Camera Programme.  These camera deployments aim to reduce the number of casualties on Scotland’s roads by encouraging improved driver behaviour. More information about camera types and their enforcement locations is available at:

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FOI-20-00005 Information released - Annex A


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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

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