Correspondence with Scottish Ministers relating to Project Chestnut: FOI release

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

Information requested

  1. Any reports or briefings issued or submitted to ministers that would fall within 'Project Chestnut'.


The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 gives everyone the right to ask Scottish public authorities for the information they hold, subject to various provisions and exemptions. It's important to note that the right applies to information, not to documents.

While our aim is to provide you information wherever we can, on this occasion after reviewing the information on a line-by-line basis we are unable to provide you with some of the information you have requested as statutory exemptions under FOISA apply. Details on what exemptions apply and why can be found in the annex attached.

Some of the information you have requested is available from:

Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you. If, however, you do not have internet access to obtain this information from the website(s) listed, then please contact me again and I will send you a paper copy.

About FOI

The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at

FOI 202300363664 - Information Released - Annex
FOI 202300363664 - Information Released - Documents 1
FOI 202300363664 - Information Released - Documents 2


Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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