Addition of Gaelic on road signs in Scotland : EIR release

I would like to know when the Scottish Government decided to put Gaelic on all of the road signs.

I would also like to know how many complaints that the Scottish Government has received about Gaelic on road signs since the Scottish Government decided to install Gaelic road signs.

I would also like to know how much money the Scottish Government is spending on Gaelic road signs.

As the information you have requested is ‘environmental information’ for the purposes of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs), we are required to deal with your request under those Regulations.  We are applying the exemption at section 39(2) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA), so that we do not also have to deal with your request under FOISA. 

This exemption is subject to the ‘public interest test’.  Therefore, taking account of all the circumstances of this case, we have considered if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.  We have found that, on balance, the public interest lies in favour of upholding the exemption, because there is no public interest in dealing with the same request under two different regimes.  This is essentially a technical point and has no material effect on the outcome of your request.

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Published Date 11 Jan 2019 Subject Mode of transport