Thank you for your e-mail dated 29 October in which you requested permission to access and reproduce three photographs which were taken by Ben Beattie during the weekend of the Cairngorm expedition on 20-21 November 1971. We have treated your e-mail as a request for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
I have now identified the three photographs which you would like to reproduce.
The individuals in the first two photographs cannot be identified and therefore COPFS will grant you access to these photographs and permission to reproduce them in a publication.
The third photograph shows an identifiable photograph. We would require his permission to release the photograph. Once permission is obtained, I shall arrange for the photographs to be made available to you through the Historical Search Room at the National Records of Scotland.