Records Management

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.

The main strands of the Act

The Act has three main strands: individual requests, the publication scheme, and records management.

Freedom of information in Scotland and the rest of the UK

Two different freedom of information acts came into force on 1 January 2005. The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, with which the University is concerned, and the UK Freedom of Information Act 2000, which applies to England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

External resources

This page provides links to other websites that have useful information on freedom of information. They are divided under the following headings:

Environmental Information Regulations

The Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 provide a general right of access to environmental information.

INSPIRE

Information about the University and Scottish Higher Education Sector's approach to the INSPIRE (Scotland) Regulations 2009, and our reasons why the Regulations are not currently applicable to the sector.