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Which Law Applies?


It's not always easy to decide whether information is:

  • environmental information (any request for it should be responded to in terms of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004), or
  • non-environmental information (any request for it should be responded to in terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002)

The quick guide below provides a detailed flowchart to help you decide.

PDF iconShould I use FOISA or the EIRs?

See also more detailed guidance on the Definition of Environmental Information

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