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Publicly-owned companies are also subject to the FOI Act and must respond to requests for information that they hold. 

 

The definition of a publicly owned company is set out in section 6 of the Act: it is completely owned by one or more Scottish public authorities. 

 

There is no definitive list of publicly-owned companies. If you are unsure whether a company is "publicly-owned", you can contact us and we will advise, where we can.  Otherwise, contact the company directly and ask them. Here are some examples of publicly-owned companies:

  • Caledonian MacBrayne Limited, wholly owned by Scottish Ministers 
  • Culture and Sport Glasgow (also known as Glasgow Life), wholly owned by Glasgow City Council    

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