FOI reference: FOI/17/01992
Date received: 31 August 2017
Date responded: 29 September 2017
You asked for a range of information around science festival funding and communication between officials in the Scottish Government, the Chief Scientific Adviser and Scottish Government Ministers as it related to Caithness International Science Festival funding issues.
I enclose an electronic copy of most of the information you requested.
|14-15 Request for funding - AESF||Annex 1||156KB|
|14-15 Request for funding - Caithness||Annex 2||151KB|
|14-15 Request for funding - Dumfries & Galloway||Annex 3||182KB|
|14-15 Request for funding - Dundee||Annex 4||256KB|
|14-15 Request for funding - Falkirk & Grangemouth||Annex 5||241KB|
|14-15 Request for funding - Festival of the Sea||Annex 6||138KB|
|14-15 Request for funding - Glasgow||Annex 7||214KB|
|14-15 Request for funding - Moray||Annex 8||134KB|
|14-15 Request for funding - Orkney||Annex 9||182KB|
|14-15 Request for funding - Techfest||Annex 10||153KB|
|14-15 Request for funding - Inverness||Annex 11||222KB|
|14-15 Request for funding - EISF||Annex 12||219KB|
|14-15 Request for funding - Midlothian||Annex 13||450KB|
|15-16 Request for funding - Dunbar||Annex 14||367KB|
|15-16 Request for funding - Fife||Annex 15||172KB|
|15-16 Request for funding - Midlothian||Annex 16||432KB|
|15-16 Request for funding - Oban||Annex 17||222KB|
|15-16 Request for funding - Strathearn||Annex 18||225KB|
|16-17 Request for funding - Fife||Annex 19||291KB|
|16-17 Request for funding - Inverness||Annex 20||228KB|
|16-17 Request for funding - Borders||Annex 21||262KB|
|16-17 Request for funding - Caithness||Annex 22||186KB|
|16-17 Request for funding - Dumfries & Galloway||Annex 23||327KB|
|16-17 Request for funding - Dundee||Annex 24||322KB|
|16-17 Request for funding - Glasgow||Annex 25||219KB|
|16-17 Request for funding - Midlothian||Annex 26||188KB|
|16-17 Request for funding - Moray||Annex 27||219KB|
|16-17 Request for funding - Orkney||Annex 28||296KB|
|16-17 Request for funding - Strathearn||Annex 29||221KB|
|2017 Caithness Science Festival - correspondence||Annex 30||2MB|
Due to the file size of the documents released, copies can be provided on request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting the FOI reference number FOI/17/01992
In addition, the information provided includes funding requests held by the Scottish Government for the same period, and emails covering the period and subjects as set out in your request. Some of the information within these releases has been redacted to protect personal data.
The answer to your request for funding allocated to science festivals between 2014-2017 is:
Scottish Government funding allocated to Science Festivals 2014-2017
|Ayrshire Science and Engineering Festival||£5,000||£5,000||N/A|
|Dumfries & Galloway||£10,000||£10,000||£10,000|
|Oban, Lorns and the Isles Festival for the Sea||£10,000||£10,000||£10,000|
Some of the information you have requested has not been released because it is available from www.gov.scot as part of a previous request, FOI/17/01816 or because it contains information (emails) you yourself sent. Under section 25(i) 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 listed, then please contact me again and I will send you a paper copy.
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 exemptions under section s.38(1)(b) (Personal data) of FOISA applies to that information. The reasons why the exemption applies are explained below.
Reasons for not providing information
An exemption applies.
An exemption under section s.38(1)(b) of FOISA applies to some of the information you have requested. Section s.38(1)(b) (Personal data) applies to a small amount of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party, e.g. names of officials, science festival organisers and their personal contact details or personal opinion, and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act 1998. 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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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House