Cabinet Secretary for Culture correspondence on culture budgets: FOI release

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

Information requested

"This submission by Creative Scotland to the CEEAC Committee inquiry into culture budgets references a £6.6m funding cut "confirmed in writing by the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Angus Robertson, in a letter to our Chief Executive on 20 September".

Please may I have access to an electronic copy of this letter?”


As requested, please find enclosed a copy of the letter from Angus Robertson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Constitution, External Affairs and Culture, to Iain Munro, Chief Executive of Creative Scotland, which was sent on 20 September 2023.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because an exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA applies to that information.


An exemption under section 38(1)(b) (personal data of a third party) of FOISA applies to some of the information you have requested, as disclosure would contravene the data protection principles in Article 5(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation. This exemption means that any email addresses not available publicly have been redacted. This exemption is not subject to the ‘public interest test’, so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.

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