Freedom of Information releases

Lease between Scottish Enterprise and BiFab

Lease between Scottish Enterprise and BiFab: FOI release (reference 4848)

Date received

23 October 2020

Date responded

20 November 2020

Information requested

I would like to make a freedom of information request for the current lease between Scottish Enterprise and BiFab for the Methil yard.


We confirm that we hold a copy of the lease, however this information is publicly available from Registers of Scotland. As this information is publicly available, it is exempt under FOISA.

Section 25 of FOISA exempts information from disclosure by a public body if a requester can obtain the information without making a request for it. This recognises that where information is publicly available, there is no need to provide an alternative right of access to it through FOISA.

To assist you, here is a link to the “Request a Deed” section of the Registers of Scotland, where you can access an online form to request a copy of the lease. Submit a request - Registers of Scotland

The details of the lease are noted below:

  • Register of Deeds
  • Deed Type – Lease
  • Date of registration (recording) – 4 April 2019
  • Deed number – 19/15088
  • Granter – Scottish Enterprise
  • Grantee – Burntisland Fabrications Limited

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