What is freedom of information?
The Freedom of Information (Scotland) 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.
Environmental Information Regulations
The Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 provide a general right of access to environmental information.
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.