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REF 23 - Kilbirnie Loch – Copy of agreement for fishing rights

Request

A current copy of the fishing lease for Kilbirnie Loch in North Ayrshire.  Or could you advise how I could obtain a copy.

Response

Attached is a copy of the fishing lease for Kilbirnie Loch in North Ayrshire.  The lease contains personal data, therefore was redacted (in red) applying exception 11(2) of EIRs.  Releasing personal data would contravene the first principle (shall be processed fairly and lawfully) of the Data Protection Act (1998).  The blue redactions within the lease are due to commercially confidential information, applying exemption 10(5)(e) of EIRs.  It is in the public interest that Crown Estate Scotland (Interim Management) remains commercially competitive and commercially robust as our revenue profit is returned to the Scottish Consolidated Fund.  All rents for angling rights are specifically negotiated for each stretch of fishings; releasing the information would prejudice future negotiations that are similar in nature because a potential tenant would be aware of the rent we would be willing to accept.