Investment Zones in Scotland: FoI release

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

Information requested

  • All correspondence relating to the awarding of ‘Investment Zones’ in Scotland – for the avoidance of doubt this would include correspondence from and to ministers, Cabinet Secretaries and Scottish Government Officials.
  • Relevant ministerial meeting dates and diary extracts for those meetings and calls where the process for award on Investment Zone status was devised and decisions were taken.
  • All minutes of meetings between Ministers, Cabinet Secretaries, Scottish Government Officials and other interested parties where investment zones were discussed, the process for award was discussed and agreed and the final decisions on awards were agreed.


I enclose a copy of most of the information you requested in pdf. Redactions have been made where content is either out of scope (e.g., Investment Zones have been discussed as part of a wider conversations on other matters), or relates to personal information.

Some of the information you have requested regarding the process for award and the methodology used for decision making 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.

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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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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