Low level music and background noise advisory group: FOI release

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

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On October 27th 2020 the First Minister announced in the Scottish Parliament that the Scottish Government was setting up an expert advisory group on reintroducing safe low-level music and background noise. Please can you tell me if the group has now been set up and who the members are?


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Information on the outcome of the group's discussions is now available from Coronavirus (COVID-19): tourism and hospitality sector guidance - gov.scot (www.gov.scot).

The full membership details of the group are:

  • Lindsay McIntyre, Director, KSG Acoustics
  • Dani Fiumicelli, Vangaurdia Consulting
  • Brian Lawrie, Society of Chief Officers of Environment Health in Scotland
  • Alistair Somerville, Institute of Acoustics
  • Jim Cathcart, UK Hospitality
  • Paul Togneri, Scottish Beer & Pub Association
  • Stephen McGowan, TLT Solicitors
  • James Johnston – Scottish Government, Tourism and Hospitality Policy

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