To enable people to pay their respects and commemorate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Monday 19 September - the date of the State Funeral - was declared a national bank holiday.
This means that Monday 19 September 2022 does not count as a working day for the purpose of responding to FOI requests.
Scottish public authorities continue to be required to respond promptly to requests, and within 20 working days. Further guidance for authorities on responding to requests can be found at www.itspublicknowledge.info/responding-requests.
Our response calculator, which helps requesters calculate FOI timescales, has been updated with details of the 19 September bank holiday. The calculator is available at: www.itspublicknowledge.info/response-calculator.
Read the Scottish Government's guidance following the death of Her Majesty the Queen at: www.gov.scot/her-majesty-the-queen/.