Dear Scottish Natural Heritage,

This is a request for information.

Please provide me with information about papers presented to and minutes taken of private meetings of the Board and closed parts of meetings of the Board in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Please provide copies of any such relevant information in an
electronic format.

I hope my request is sufficiently clear. However, if you need any further assistance, please do get in touch. I shall respond as soon as I can.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Wyllie

FOI FOI, Scottish Natural Heritage

Dear Mr Wylie,
 
Thank you for your information request.
 
Can I ask for some additional detail about the information that you are
requesting in this instance?  Is there a particular subject area that you
are interested in?
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Rhoda Davidson
Information Officer

>>> Mr Wyllie <[FOI #35024 email]> 11/05/2010 18:44
>>>
     Dear Scottish Natural Heritage,
    
     This is a request for information.
    
     Please provide me with information about papers presented to and
     minutes taken of private meetings of the Board and closed parts of
     meetings of the Board in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
    
     Please provide copies of any such relevant information in an
     electronic format.
    
     I hope my request is sufficiently clear. However, if you need any
     further assistance, please do get in touch. I shall respond as soon
     as I can.
    
     Yours faithfully,
    
     Mr Wyllie
    
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Dear Ms Davidson,

Thank you for your message.

I don't want to be really specific about what I would like to see: I imagined that the public Board systems (which allow a good level of extraction of information) would be similar to those systems holding the private information, and therefore able to cope with my request.

However, if you have any problems at all and can suggest ways in which I can refine my request to help you, please do let me know.

I would be willing, in particular, to pick particular items from agendas, if that's any help.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Wyllie

FOI FOI, Scottish Natural Heritage

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Dear Mr Wylie,
 
Thank you very much for getting back to me.  I think your suggestion to
select items from particular agendas is very helpful.
 
All our Board agendas, including the closed session agendas, are available
on our website [1]http://www.snh.gov.uk/.  The link to the particular
website page is;
 
[2]http://www.snh.org.uk/board/default.asp
 
I have attached a screen shot of search criteria you may wish to use. 
These criteria will return a list of Board meetings in chronological
order.  When you click on a particular meeting you will be able to view
the agenda for the closed session of that meeting.
 
You are also welcome to contact Julian Bishop or Carole Wells on  01463
725000 if you would like assistance navigating the board agendas.
 
I look forward to hearing from you again. 
 
Your sincerely,
 
Rhoda Davidson
Information Officer
 
 
 

>>> Mr Wyllie <[FOI #35024 email]> 25/05/2010 10:19
>>>
     Dear Ms Davidson,
    
     Thank you for your message.
    
     I don't want to be really specific about what I would like to see:
     I imagined that the public Board systems (which allow a good level
     of extraction of information) would be similar to those systems
     holding the private information, and therefore able to cope with my
     request.
    
     However, if you have any problems at all and can suggest ways in
     which I can refine my request to help you, please do let me know.
    
     I would be willing, in particular, to pick particular items from
     agendas, if that's any help.
    
     Yours sincerely,
    
     Mr Wyllie
    
    

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Dear Ms Davidson,

I have had an oppurtunity to look at your website, and these are the dates I am interested in:

Meetings from 16/06/2009 to 20/04/2010 of the SNH Board, and meetings of the SNH Board in 2003.

I am only interested, I should say, in the main SNH Board. This shouldn't add up to too many papers, but please contact me if you think it's too much.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Wyllie

FOI FOI, Scottish Natural Heritage

Dear Mr Wyllie,
 
Thank you very much for getting back to me with this additional
information.  We will respond to your information request as soon as
possible, and in any case by 12 July.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Rhoda Davidson
Information Officer

>>> Mr Wyllie <[FOI #35024 email]> 6/10/2010 8:28
pm >>>
     Dear Ms Davidson,
    
     I have had an oppurtunity to look at your website, and these are
     the dates I am interested in:
    
     Meetings from 16/06/2009 to 20/04/2010 of the SNH Board, and
     meetings of the SNH Board in 2003.
    
     I am only interested, I should say, in the main SNH Board. This
     shouldn't add up to too many papers, but please contact me if you
     think it's too much.
    
     Yours sincerely,
    
     Mr Wyllie
    
    

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FOI FOI, Scottish Natural Heritage

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Dear Mr Wyllie,
 
Thank you very much for your information request.  I have attached the
first part of our response.
 
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any problems accessing any
of the documents.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Rhoda Davidson
Information Officer
>>> Mr Wyllie <[FOI #35024 email]> 6/10/2010 8:28
pm >>>
     Dear Ms Davidson,
    
     I have had an oppurtunity to look at your website, and these are
     the dates I am interested in:
    
     Meetings from 16/06/2009 to 20/04/2010 of the SNH Board, and
     meetings of the SNH Board in 2003.
    
     I am only interested, I should say, in the main SNH Board. This
     shouldn't add up to too many papers, but please contact me if you
     think it's too much.
    
     Yours sincerely,
    
     Mr Wyllie
    
    

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FOI FOI, Scottish Natural Heritage

Dear Mr Wyllie,
 
We are preparing further documents for release in response to your
request.  Due to the number of documents it may be more practical to
provide these to you on CD-ROM.  Would you be happy to receive these
documents on CD-ROM by post?  If so could you please supply a postal
address?
 
I look forward to hearing from you.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Rhoda Davidson
Information Officer
>>> Mr Wyllie <[FOI #35024 email]> 6/10/2010 8:28
pm >>>
     Dear Ms Davidson,
    
     I have had an oppurtunity to look at your website, and these are
     the dates I am interested in:
    
     Meetings from 16/06/2009 to 20/04/2010 of the SNH Board, and
     meetings of the SNH Board in 2003.
    
     I am only interested, I should say, in the main SNH Board. This
     shouldn't add up to too many papers, but please contact me if you
     think it's too much.
    
     Yours sincerely,
    
     Mr Wyllie
    
    

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Hello there,

Thanks for your message.

While not against the use of a CD-ROM, I should say I think it may be better for everyone to have the papers online, because everyone will have access to them. This allows you to use the "information otherwise available" exemption.

So while I'm happy to provide you with my address if it's really needed, I would rather we kept going with the online publication. If it's causing any problems, please do let me know - because I haven't come to a firm position on this.

Thanks again for your help - it's really appreciated.

FOI FOI, Scottish Natural Heritage

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Dear Mr Wyllie,
 
Thank you for confirming your preferred format.
 
Given the number of documents I will send these in batches, and so this is
the first of three emails you will receive.  I have attached our response
letter with this email, along with the first batch of documents.
 
If you have any problems accessing any of the documents please don't
hesitate to let me know and I'll be very happy to assist.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Rhoda Davidson
Information Officer
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Rhoda Davidson
Information Officer

>>> Mr Wyllie <[FOI #35024 email]> 8/8/2010 8:35 am
>>>
     Hello there,
    
     Thanks for your message.
    
     While not against the use of a CD-ROM, I should say I think it may
     be better for everyone to have the papers online, because everyone
     will have access to them. This allows you to use the "information
     otherwise available" exemption.
    
     So while I'm happy to provide you with my address if it's really
     needed, I would rather we kept going with the online publication.
     If it's causing any problems, please do let me know - because I
     haven't come to a firm position on this.
    
     Thanks again for your help - it's really appreciated.
    
    

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FOI FOI, Scottish Natural Heritage

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Dear Mr Wyllie,
 
Please find attached the second batch of documents.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Rhoda Davidson
Information Officer

>>> Mr Wyllie <[FOI #35024 email]> 8/8/2010 8:35 am
>>>
     Hello there,
    
     Thanks for your message.
    
     While not against the use of a CD-ROM, I should say I think it may
     be better for everyone to have the papers online, because everyone
     will have access to them. This allows you to use the "information
     otherwise available" exemption.
    
     So while I'm happy to provide you with my address if it's really
     needed, I would rather we kept going with the online publication.
     If it's causing any problems, please do let me know - because I
     haven't come to a firm position on this.
    
     Thanks again for your help - it's really appreciated.
    
    

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FOI FOI, Scottish Natural Heritage

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Dear Mr Wyllie,
 
Please find attached the third and final batch of documents.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Rhoda Davidson
Information Officer

>>> Mr Wyllie <[FOI #35024 email]> 8/8/2010 8:35 am
>>>
     Hello there,
    
     Thanks for your message.
    
     While not against the use of a CD-ROM, I should say I think it may
     be better for everyone to have the papers online, because everyone
     will have access to them. This allows you to use the "information
     otherwise available" exemption.
    
     So while I'm happy to provide you with my address if it's really
     needed, I would rather we kept going with the online publication.
     If it's causing any problems, please do let me know - because I
     haven't come to a firm position on this.
    
     Thanks again for your help - it's really appreciated.
    
    

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Dear Ms Davidson,

I just wanted to drop a line to say thank you very much for the very quick and efficient manner in which the documents have been sent through - I really appreciate it.

Thanks again for your help.

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