Freedom of Information
Please be advised that due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic it will be unlikely that requests are answered within their respective statutory time-scales. The Council is working hard to ensure that resources are focused on delivering and supporting essential services. We appreciate your cooperation during this unprecedented situation.
Making a Freedom of Information Request
You can make an FOI request by emailing email@example.com. Please find further contact details at the bottom of the page.
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOI(S)A)
The Act applies to practically all public bodies in Scotland, including local authorities, the NHS, Colleges and Universities, the Police, the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Government. The Act also applies to companies wholly owned by a public authority. A full list of organisations affected is set out in the Act and further bodies will be added by Scottish Ministers in the future.
Some rights to access information already existed pre FOI(S)A including the right to inspect and take copies of Agendas, Reports, background information and Minutes (except confidential or exempt items) of the Committees and Sub-Committees of the Council. Please see Council and Democracy – Committees and Meetings
Information and Guidance on Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
- Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - Guidance (PDF) (10 pages, 121 KB)
- Guidance for Councillors – prepared by Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner for COSLA
Further information can be obtained from the website of the Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner (OSIC)