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News IconThis page contains links to all of the video content that has been produced by the office of the Scottish Information Commissioner.  Most of our videos are hosted on Vimeo, which uses Adobe Flash Player - download here:



To download most of our video clips to your own computer you must join Vimeo (this is free and easy to do - visit  All video clips are in mp4 format.  Text only versions of the video commentaries are also provided.

Click on the link in the tables below to view the accompanying video: 

User case studies Text alternatives
C Diff Justice Group Case Study (4mins 22 secs) Michelle Stewart of the C Diff Justice Group describes how freedom of information helped the group in its campaign for a public inquiry into the 18 deaths from clostridium difficile at the Vale of Leven hospital in 2008. Text alternative to video case study - C Diff Justice Group
Case Study (2 mins 37 secs) The Scottish Rural Schools Network discuss how the FOI right has helped them in their campaign activity. Text alternative to video case study - Scottish Rural Schools Network
LDAS Case Study (4mins 48secs) The Learning Disability Alliance Scotland talk about using FOI to highlight the concerns of some of Scotland's most vulnerable people. Text alternative to video case study - Learning Disability Alliance Scotland
A82 Partnership Case Study (3mins 58secs) The A82 Partnership explain how FOI has helped their campaign to upgrade the road connecting the West Highlands to the central belt. Text alternative to video case study - A82 Partnership

About FOI Text alternatives 
Animated Guide to FOI (2mins 25secs) Short animated guide to using freedom of information rights. Text alternative to animated guide to FOI
Annual Report Infographic (5mins 7secs) A longer version of the above animation, containing facts and statistics on FOI. Text alternative to animated guide to FOI - full length version in Annual Report 2010
TV advert (31 secs) A television advertisement screened in 2004 when the Act came into force. Text alternative to TV advert promoting FOI (shown in 2004)
 2010 Holyrood Conference (7mins 14secs) Speakers and delegates from the 2010 Holyrood FOI Conference discuss issues impacting on FOI in Scotland. Text alternative for video filmed at Holyrood FOI Conference 2010


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