Reports on GFG Alliance/Lochaber: FOI release

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

Information requested

  1. Any reports, briefings, or notes submitted to the deputy first minister on GFG Alliance/Lochaber since March 1, 2022 to date.
  2. Specifically, any note setting out the justification for the public interest aspect of the government's approach to GFG Alliance/Lochaber.


The information held by the Scottish Government that falls within the scope of your request has been attached separately for your reference. 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 exemptions under FOISA apply. The details of these exemptions and why they apply are explained in the Annex to this letter.

The public interest in the Lochaber guarantee lies in the promotion of sustainable economic development that safeguards and develops employment. The Scottish Government’s guarantee has helped to secure the future of aluminium and renewable energy production in Lochaber and supported many high-skilled jobs.

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

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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