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Science Festival Funding and Caithness Festival correspondence: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/17/01992
Date received: 31 August 2017
Date responded: 29 September 2017

Information requested

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.

Response

I enclose an electronic copy of most of the information you requested.

Title Attachment File Type Size
14-15 Request for funding - AESF Annex 1 PDF 156KB
14-15 Request for funding - Caithness Annex 2 PDF 151KB
14-15 Request for funding - Dumfries & Galloway Annex 3 PDF 182KB
14-15 Request for funding - Dundee Annex 4 PDF 256KB
14-15 Request for funding - Falkirk & Grangemouth Annex 5 PDF 241KB
14-15 Request for funding - Festival of the Sea Annex 6 PDF 138KB
14-15 Request for funding - Glasgow Annex 7 PDF 214KB
14-15 Request for funding - Moray Annex 8 PDF 134KB
14-15 Request for funding - Orkney Annex 9 PDF 182KB
14-15 Request for funding - Techfest Annex 10 PDF 153KB
14-15 Request for funding - Inverness Annex 11 PDF 222KB
14-15 Request for funding - EISF Annex 12 PDF 219KB
14-15 Request for funding - Midlothian Annex 13 PDF 450KB
15-16 Request for funding - Dunbar Annex 14 PDF 367KB
15-16 Request for funding - Fife Annex 15 PDF 172KB
15-16 Request for funding - Midlothian Annex 16 PDF 432KB
15-16 Request for funding - Oban Annex 17 PDF 222KB
15-16 Request for funding - Strathearn Annex 18 PDF 225KB
16-17 Request for funding - Fife Annex 19 PDF 291KB
16-17 Request for funding - Inverness Annex 20 PDF 228KB
16-17 Request for funding - Borders Annex 21 PDF 262KB
16-17 Request for funding - Caithness Annex 22 PDF 186KB
16-17 Request for funding - Dumfries & Galloway Annex 23 PDF 327KB
16-17 Request for funding - Dundee Annex 24 PDF 322KB
16-17 Request for funding - Glasgow Annex 25 PDF 219KB
16-17 Request for funding - Midlothian Annex 26 PDF 188KB
16-17 Request for funding - Moray Annex 27 PDF 219KB
16-17 Request for funding - Orkney Annex 28 PDF 296KB
16-17 Request for funding - Strathearn Annex 29 PDF 221KB
2017 Caithness Science Festival - correspondence Annex 30 PDF 2MB

Due to the file size of the documents released, copies can be provided on request by emailing ceu@gov.scot, 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

Science Festival 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Ayrshire Science and Engineering Festival £5,000 £5,000 N/A
Borders N/A £5,000 £10,000
Caithness £10,000 £10,000 £10,000
Dumfries & Galloway £10,000 £10,000 £10,000
Dunbar £10,000 £10,000 N/A
Dundee £15,000 £15,000 £10,000
EISF £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
Fife £10,000 £10,000 £10,000
Glasgow £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Hebridian £10,000 N/A N/A
Inverness £10,000 £10,000 £10,000
Midlothian £10,000 £10,000 £10,000
Moray £10,000 £10,000 £10,000
MoSSFEST £5,000 £5,000 N/A
Oban, Lorns and the Isles Festival for the Sea £10,000 £10,000 £10,000
Orkney £10,000 £10,000 £10,000
Strathearn £5,000 £5,000 £5,000
Techfest £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
TOTALS £255,000 £250,000 £230,000

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.

About FOI

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Contact

Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

Published:
2 Oct 2017
Science Festival Funding and Caithness Festival correspondence: FOI release