Community Broadband Scotland

Community Broadband Scotland

Data disclosure

We have a legal duty to keep the conditions of:

  • the Data Protection Act 1998
  • the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA)
  • the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIR)

It is the policy of Scottish Ministers to share relevant data, including historical data, that is held on your business with other organisations for legitimate purposes and when required to do so and also to share relevant data on FOISA and EIR when it is in the public interest.

It is also the policy of Ministers to release information on recipients and grants provided under the Scottish Rural Development Programme.

We will protect other personal data we receive in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.

We will use the data you have provided primarily for the purpose of processing this application.

However, personal data may also be used subject to the safeguards of the 1998 Act for purposes connected with the administration of the Common Agricultural Policy, the Scottish Rural Development Programme and other aid schemes.

Data may be passed (when necessary for these purposes) to other bodies. For example to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) for environment and water monitoring purposes, or to local authorities for milk or health purposes.

Data may also be used for statistical purposes, not identifying individuals, which may reduce the need for some statistical data collection. It may also be used when necessary to comply with the Freedom of Information Act or the Environmental Information Regulations noted previously.

Appeals and complaints


If we refuse, reduce or recover any grant, you may have the right to appeal against this decision.  Please contact your Community Broadband Scotland officer to discuss this further.  Please note however that you cannot use the formal Appeal process where we have not approved your application for funding.


If you have a complaint about this scheme or its administration, you should in the first instance discuss the matter with Highlands and Islands Enterprise's Director of Community Broadband Scotland, who may be able to answer your concern to your satisfaction:

Director of Community Broadband Scotland
Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Fraser House
Friar’s Lane

Tel: 0800 917 3688

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