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This part of the website brings together information, guidance and resources of particular interest to public authorities covered by the Act.  You can Search for a Scottish public authority in our database if you are interested in seeing who is covered. 

While we keep this as current as possible, this database should NOT be viewed as a definitive list of bodies covered by the Act.  It is for individual public bodies to satisfy themselves if they are covered by FOI legislation, by checking any primary and secondary legislation relevant to them.  If you are unsure, contact us and we may be able to advise you on how to check this.  


Guidance for Scottish public authorities

This part of the website contains a range of resources and support for Scottish public authorities, to help them comply with legislation and adopt best practice.

The website section on 'The Law' also contains a section on the EIRs including comprehensive guidance on environmental information. Click here to read our EIR guidance.

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