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Landslides in Scotland which caused road closures between 2015-2020: EIR release

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

15 Oct 2020
Landslides in Scotland which caused road closures between 2015-2020: EIR release
FOI reference: FOI/202000077619
Date received: 19 Aug 2020
Date responded: 9 Sep 2020
Information requested

The total number of landslides which caused roads in Scotland to be closed between 01/01/2015 - 10/08/2020. It would be preferable if the data could be processed in xls form broken down into road name, month, year and number of landslides.


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

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 Annex A attached for a copy of of the information requested.

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