Records Management

Freedom of information

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 gives anyone the right to request access to information held by the University. Find out more about freedom of information at the links below.

Five key points

The five key points every member of staff needs to know.

Request handling procedures

Freedom of information request handling procedures for all University staff.

Guidance & policies

These pages offer advice and guidance on specific aspects of freedom of information. The guidance is listed alphabetically below.

What is freedom of information?

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act was passed by the Scottish Parliament on 24 April 2002, and received Royal Assent in May 2002. The Act came fully into force on 1st January 2005. The Scottish Information Commissioner is responsible for enforcing the Act.

Our approach

Responsibility for freedom of information compliance is devolved. There is a three level hierarchy of assistance: the Records Management Section, promoters and practitioners.

Publication scheme

Information about the University's Guide to Information published under the Model Publication Scheme, and guidance for practitioners.