Appealing without the application form

This page explains how to make an application to the Commissioner without an Application Form. We recommend you use the form or the online appeal portal because they provide helpful guidance on the information we need to take your case forward. Contact us if you would like us to send you a paper copy of the form.

How to make an application without a form

Your application must be made in writing (letter or email), or any other format which can be kept for future use e.g. an audio or video recording.

Here is a list of what you must provide:

About you

  • Full name
  • Address, including postcode
  • Contact phone number
  • Email address
  • If you are making the request on behalf of someone else or an organisation, their name
  • How you would like us to contact you

About your information request and your request for review

  • The name of the authority you made your request to
  • The date you made your request
  • Did the authority respond to your request? The date of the authority’s response (if one was provided).
  • Why you asked the authority for a review
  • Did the authority carry out a review and respond to you? The date of the authority’s response (if one was provided).

About your application

  • Why you are unhappy with the way the authority responded to your request for review.

Sending the form

Email to:

Post to: Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Rd, St Andrews, KY16 9DS


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