Highland Council revenue received from film companies using the Isle Of Skye

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Dear Highland Council,

Over the past few years, Highland Council has permitted exclusive access to areas of the Isle Of Skye to film companies, and the like, for location filming. The residents of Skye would like to know, on a case-by-case basis, what revenue was received for these permissions, and into what Council budgets the monies were placed.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Kiss.

Highland Council

Case Ref: HC0226-461

 

Dear Mr Andrew Kiss,

We acknowledge receipt of your request for information under the
FOI legislation received on 26/08/2016.

Subject:

Film Companies - Isle of Skye

 

Request Detail:

Dear Highland Council, Over the past few years, Highland Council has
permitted exclusive access to areas of the Isle Of Skye to film
companies, and the like, for location filming. The residents of Skye
would like to know, on a case-by-case basis, what revenue was received
for these permissions, and into what Council budgets the monies were
placed. Thank you. Yours faithfully, Andrew Kiss.

 

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Dear Mr Kiss

 

Request for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002 or Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004

 

We refer to your request for information on 26 August 2016. You requested
information on the revenue received by film companies for location filming
on the Isle of Skye.

 

An officer of the Film Unit has confirmed the unit provides a free service
and as such has received no revenue from film companies who have taken
productions to Skye. Their service is limited to suggesting local
businesses and / or locations that the company might use depending on
their requirements. There are some instances where Council properties may
be used and in these circumstances the service which manages the facility
may make a charge depending on the type of usage required.

 

A Projects and Facilities Officer within the Development and
Infrastructure Service has confirmed there has been no income in
connection with filming at Storr or any other of the sites within our
countryside portfolio in the last five years.

 

Community Services have confirmed that the only charges they levy are
those associated with the making of a Temporary Road Traffic Order to
close a section of public road if deemed required by the Roads Authority
or Police. The cost of the Temporary Road Traffic Order is set out in the
Councils Schedule of Charges under Roads Legislation and is currently
£1122.

 

There has been two TCOs made this year associated with filming in Skye.
The first order was for a car advert (the client requested confidentiality
from the film unit in terms of the brand) the second was for the movie
Transformers (copies of the orders are attached). Requests for TCOs are
relatively new - prior to this it used to be stop & hold for short
durations with the Police in attendance. The income of £2244 from these
orders will be paid into the Skye – Engineering Budget. The ‘income’ is to
recover Council costs (local staff time, solicitor, advertising costs &
posting notices on site).

 

Under Section 20 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and/or
Regulation 16 of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004
(EIRs), you have the right to request that the Highland Council reviews
any aspect of how it has dealt with your request. This requirement for
review should be put in writing to the Freedom of Information Officer,
Chief Executive’s Office, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness IV3 5NX, within 40
working days of receipt of this letter. The request should include details
of the information requested and the aspects of the Highland Council’s
response which you are not satisfied with.

 

If you are subsequently dissatisfied with the outcome of the Council's
review, you have the right to appeal to the Scottish Information
Commissioner under Regulation 17 of the EIRS, within six months of
receiving the Council's review response.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Ingrid Frost

Customer Services Officer

 

E-mail: [1][email address]

Development and Infrastructure Service

The Highland Council, Glenurquhart Road

Inverness, IV3 5NX

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mura h-eil na beachdan a tha air an cur an cèill sa phost-d seo a'
buntainn ri gnothachas Chomhairle na Gàidhealtachd, 's ann leis an neach
fhèin a chuir air falbh e a tha iad, is chan eil iad an-còmhnaidh a'
riochdachadh beachdan na Comhairle, no buidhnean buntainneach, agus chan
eil am post-d seo na phàirt de chunnradh sam bith mura h-eil sin air
innse.

Listening * Open * Valuing * Improving * Supporting * Partnering * Delivering
Èisteachd * Fosgailte * Luach * Leasachadh * Taic * Com-pàirteachas *
Lìbhrigeadh

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