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Resources for media

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.  

 About the Commissioner

Visit the Commissioner's biography, find out more about our duties and obligationsstrategic and operational plans, and the Scottish Information Commissioner's Team.

 News and events

In addition to this resources section, the news section of this website includes details of 'Inform', the Commissioner's bimonthly newsletternews releases, the events diary, and contact details of the media team.   

RSSSubscribe to our News RSS Feed to have details of these sent directly to your own computer.  You can also sign up to our other news feeds for new decisions and new reports and publications.

If you just want to subscribe to the newsletter, click here to Sign up.


  Image of video cameraVideo and audio download library

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.  



Media campaigns


Find out about current and recent campaigns. 

Read some examples of journalists using FOI to investigate and report stories in the media.

Image of an old cameraImage library


Scottish Information Commissioner Image Library.

If you cannot see a photo to suit your needs, please contact the Media Team - contact details below.

OSIC logo blackUsing 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 - if you are using our logo, we ask that your use is consistent with our  visual identity guidelines

If you have any queries or concerns about using our logos, please contact the Media team - contact details below.

Image of signpostBriefings 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:

  • Decisions database - every decision issued by the Commissioner is published in this searchable database.
  • Briefings and guidance on the FOI Act and the EIRs - guidance on exemptions and key concepts, the EIRs, the Commissioners' duties and procedures.
  • Access to the Commissioner's reports and publications, including recent research reports and submissions to the Government and Parliament.
  • Guidance on making your own requests, including information on your rights, and a handy to making a request.                                                


Image of a blackboardFOI Training

It is possible to arrange on-site training from the Commissioner's Media Team, on how to get the most out of the FOI "right to information", and how to use it efficiently and effectively.  We would, ideally, like to be able to accept all such requests, but our team is small, so we must consider all training requests on a case by case basis. 

To discuss the possiblity of setting up a training event for journalists, please contact us using the details below.


 Telephone IconContact us

 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 number on 01334 464619.


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