Publicly-owned companies

Publicly-owned companies are also subject to the FOI Act and must respond to requests for information that they hold.

The definition of a publicly owned company is one which is completely owned by one or more Scottish public authorities. This is set out in Section 6 of the FOI Act.

There is no definitive list of publicly-owned companies. If you are unsure whether a company is "publicly-owned", you can contact us for advice. Otherwise, contact the company directly and ask them.

Examples of publicly-owned companies:

  • Skills Development Scotland
  • Prestwick Airport
  • Scottish Futures Trust
  • Ferguson Marine Engineering Ltd (FMEL)

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