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Breakdown of accidents occurred at A9 Tain: EIR release

Published: 19 Apr 2021

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

Published:
19 Apr 2021
Breakdown of accidents occurred at A9 Tain: EIR release
FOI reference: FOI/202100173450
Date received: 9 Mar 2021
Date responded: 16 Mar 2021
Information requested

How many accidents have occurred in the last five years on the A9 at all junctions for Tain. These are junctions: B9174 at both junctions, Moss Road, Craighill Terrace and Cameron Road.

Response

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 Annex A to this response for a copy of the information requested.

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FOI202100173450 - Annex A

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