Welcome to the section of our site designed to provide 'one stop shop' access to all our resources for members of the media, and others who wish to write or talk about the activities of the Scottish Information Commissioner.
In addition to this resources section, the news section of this website includes details of 'Inform', the Commissioner's bimonthly newsletter, news releases, the events diary, and contact details of the media team.
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Visit our video and audio libraries to access and download copies of video and audio clips, covering a range of topics. New audio and video content will be distributed via the News RSS Feed, as it is published, or can be accessed via the links in the libraries. You are free to re-use downloads from this site for journalistic purposes.
Find out about current and recent campaigns.
If you cannot see a photo to suit your needs, please contact the Media Team - contact details below.
Using the Commissioner's logos
Download correct versions of the Commissioner's logo - click here to see the Commissioner's logo library.
There are a range of different logos to suit different applications. If you cannot see a logo to suit your needs, please contact the Media Team.
Visual Identity Guidelines - it is important that you use the Commissioner's logo properly. The Commissioner has produced Visual Identity Guidelines.
If you have any queries or concerns about using our logos, please contact the Media team - contact details below.
Briefings and guidance
There is a wide range of resource material available on the website, on FOI and the EIRs, and the work of the Commissioner:
It is possible to arrange on-site training from the Commissioner's Media Team, on how to use the FOI Act effectively and responsibly. We would, ideally, like to be able to accept all such requests, but the Commissioner's Media Team is very small, and we have to make a decision about the best use of our organisation's resources. Therefore, we must consider all training requests on a case by case basis.
When considering requests from the media for training we priorities those which allow us to reach as wide an audience as possible. This could mean events which reach more than one organisation, or are likely to attract a larger number of trainees. We do, however, try to respond to requests equitably across all media and areas of interest.
You can also download recent training presentations here, and we are re happy to answer any specific questions by email or telephone.
Briefing presentation - FOI and the Media (PowerPoint slides and notes - 2.62MB)
The Commissioner's media team is available to provide support and assistance:
Telephone: 01334 464610
Fax: 01334 464611
If your enquiry is urgent and the office is closed, please call our out of hours media mobile number on 07976 511 752.