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