The Scottish Information Commissioner has adopted the Single Model Publication Scheme 2011, in its entirety. The adoption period runs until 31 May 2015.
To view the Single Model Publication Scheme, follow this link: Model Publication Scheme 2011
In adopting the Single Model Scheme, the Commissioner has produced a 'Guide to Information' which:
You can view the Guide to Information by following this link: Our Guide to Information
Alternatively you can contact us on 01334 464610 to ask for a hard copy to be posted to you.
If the information you want is not in our publication scheme, you have the right to request it from us. The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 gives you a right of access to the information we hold (whether we publish it or not), subject to certain exemptions. Requests for information can be sent to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can write to us at:
You can find useful guidance in the "Your Rights" section of our website - including guidance on how to make your request, and what our legal obligations are in responding to you. You can also call us on our enquiry line at 01334 464610 and we will be happy to advise and assist you.
The Commissioner's charging policy for information is available below to download.
There is no charge for downloading information from our website. If we send published information to you, we may ask you to pay the costs of providing it to you e.g., photocopying and postage.
We may charge for unpublished information provided in response to a request for it. Where it would cost us £100 or less to provide the information to you, we will not impose a charge. If it costs us between £100 and £600 to provide the information, we may ask you to pay 10% of that part of the cost. So, for example, if it costs us £400, then we may charge up to £30 (i.e. first £100 is free, then we may charge 10% of the cost between £100 and £400).
Where it would cost more than £600 to provide information to you, we may ask you to pay the costs as set out above up to �600 and the remaining costs over £600 in full.
In the case of requests for a person's own personal data (subject access request), we may charge up to £10 per request.
We are pleased to provide advice and assistance to help requesters frame their requests to reduce the possibility of charges for information.