Here is the part of a collection of reports released under FOI by HIE regarding the Funicular.
HIE has until mid October to release further more recent reports on the condition of uplift on CairnGorm under a decision by the Scottish Information Commissioner to uphold an appeal against HIE's refusal to release the information on the grounds that do so would be prejudicial to the commercial interests of CairnGorm Mountain Ltd.
Does anyone know if the 2017 and 2018 annual structural survey reports have been released under the FOI requests?
The 2016 report made for an interesting read...
It would be interesting to know if NR/CML and or HIE have qualified structural/mechanical/civil engineers to interpret these reports, specify repairs and then supervise and sign off on the repairs. Also, the maintenance / inspection strategy should have been changed to account for the degrading structure clearly identified in 2016.
I am surprised how little in-house technical knowledge HIE has....they appear to get in consultants for just about everything. As owners of a complex facility (Cairngorm) they should have a lot of knowledge in-house. Consultants never tell you what to do, they only make recommendations.....