Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS) payments for Muirburn & Heather Cutting: EIR release

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

Information requested

Payments under AECS for the Muirburn & Heather Cutting since 2017, payment recipients and their address, amounts received in each year, plan documents for each recipient and any attached maps.


I attach a copy of some of the information you requested. A number of applicants under the AECS scheme are individuals or sole traders, personal data associated with these applicants is protected under the UK General Data Protection Regulation and therefor not releasable.

Due to the size of the files we are unable to upload the documents referred to above. If you wish to consider, please contact us at the address below and we will be happy to provide.

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