Information pertaining to AECS for Muirburn & Heather Cutting at Tulchan Sporting Estates: EIR release

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

Information requested

Information about the AECS for Muirburn & Heather Cutting, received by Tulchan Sporting Estates Limited, roughly around 2016-2021. Please provide:

  • Copies of annual reports submitted by Tulchan Sporting Estates as evidence of having fulfilled the muirburn subsidy requirements, including any maps, attachments or spatial data submitted with the report;
  • Any other information held on Tulchan Sporting Estates in relation to muirburn, including emails, meeting notes, monitoring reports, maps, photographs, receipts, and contracts.


A copy of some of the information you requested in the format you asked for is attached.

A number of the documents associated with the Tulchan Sporting Estates Ltd AECS contain personal data which is protected under the UK General Data Protection Regulation and therefore not releasable.

I have also removed reference to financial information and other elements of the business’s AECS contract which are not within the scope of your enquiry.

I have not been able to include the associated maps in my response as these were provided by Tulchan Sporting Estates Ltd’s agent who holds the copyright for them.

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