Information about yourself or other people.
All Scottish public authorities have produced a "publication scheme". This is a document that shows:
If information is in the publication scheme, you don't have to make a special request for it under FOI laws. Usually the publication scheme will contain information such as:
The publication scheme should be available on the authority's website, or on request from it. If the publication scheme is on the authority's website, you may find that the site provides links to copies of the documents that you can download or read online. You can search for a Scottish public authority, and its contact details and web address, in our database.
If you do not have access to the internet, or prefer to receive printed copies of information from a publication scheme, the authority must provide it to you on request.
A publication scheme will contain contact details of the staff who will deal with requests for information from the scheme. If you are not sure if the information you want is included in the publication scheme, you can ask these staff for help.
If the information you're looking for isn't in the publication scheme, you can still ask for it to be provided. See the section "How do I ask?"
The Scottish Information Commissioner is a Scottish pubic authority, and has her own publication scheme. You can view a guide to information contained in the Commissioner's scheme. Alternatively you can call us on 01334 464610 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will send you a printed copy.
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