Cairngorm Mountain Funicular Railway: FOI release

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

Information requested

All briefings, correspondence, emails, letters, notes of meetings and telephone conversations, since 1 November 2021 between Ivan McKee, Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise and his officials and Kate Forbes MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy and her officials concerning Cairngorm Mountain Funicular Railway, specifically:

a) the revised completion date;
b) revised final costings to repair the funicular railway
c) the additional funding the Scottish Government will provide to Highlands and Islands Enterprise to ensure the completion of the repair works.


I enclose a copy of the material you have requested. While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance certain information has been redacted under the following sections of FOISA: Section 30(b)(i) - Free and Frank Provision of Advice, Section 30(b)(ii) - Free and Frank Exchange of Views for the Purposes of Deliberation, Section 30(c) - Substantial Prejudice to Effective Conduct of Public Affairs, Section 38(1)(b) - Personal Information, and Section 33(1)(b) - Substantial Prejudice to Commercial Interests.

Further information regarding the exemption can be found in the annex attached.

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