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FOI Handbook CoverLaunch of Freedom of Information in Scotland in Practice

The definitive in-depth guide to Scotland's access to information regime, authored by Kevin Dunion, Scottish Information Commissioner, is now available from Dundee University Press. In over 500 pages this uniquely informed text provides detailed commentary on the provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004, and key issues of interpretation since the law came into effect. The text is fully referenced throughout to the Commissioner's own decisions and to court judgements.

Kevin Dunion said:

"I've been proud to serve as the first Scottish Information Commissioner and this book provides, I hope, a sort of legacy. In 500 pages I've distilled much of my experience of working with Scotland's new access to information laws over the past 8 years. This handbook is, above all, a practical guide to the legislation - how to interpret it, how to work with it and how to keep our freedom of information regime strong in the future."

In producing the text, royalties were waived to limit the cover price to below the cost of comparable texts.

In his foreword, the Rt Hon The Lord Wallace of Tankerness commended the text, suggesting that "His book should not only be on the shelves of all who have an interest or practice in the field of freedom of information - it should be well thumbed too".

Freedom of Information in Scotland in Practice is available from Amazon, bookshops and Dundee University Press. The book flyer is available below to download.  

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