Inspection records of the A83 from 2017-2020: EIR release

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

Information requested

Inspection records for that small section of road (1.5 miles south of Lochgair) for the period 1 January 2017 to date.


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.

1. Please see Annex A to this response, inspection reports for the location required from 1 January
2017 - 28 August 2020.

2. Please see Annex B to this response for the start and end points of section 16540/50

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