Date lodged: 18 December 2018
To ask the Scottish Government, further to S5W-20290 by Fergus Ewing on 14 December 2018, in light of the question seeking the views of ministers regarding the matter rather than that of the Chief Executive of Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), whether it will provide the information that was requested.
Answered by: Fergus Ewing 10 January 2019
Highlands and Islands (HIE) are the statutory public agency which delivers enterprise functions on behalf of Scottish Ministers and are responsible for day to day operational matters at Cairngorm mountain. They remain the most appropriate body to respond to matters on due diligence prior to Cairngorm Mountain Limited’s (CML) administration.
HIE report that their due diligence was ongoing prior to administration; holding regular meetings with CML from the time the company was appointed in 2014 until dissolution, including formal quarterly review meetings and agreed performance indicators.