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Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act gives you the right to access information held by us.

The Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs) give you a similar right to ask us for environmental information. You do not have to mention this legislation in your request.

Anyone can request information – there are no restrictions on your age, nationality or where you live.

In processing your request, we are complying with a statutory Freedom of Information obligation. 

Our aim is to provide information whenever possible. If we don't hold the information or we believe there is a good reason to withhold it, we will explain why in our response.

We may also refuse your request if it will cost us more than £600 to find and provide the information.

If you are unhappy with our decision or how we have dealt with your request you can ask us to review this.

If you are still not happy you can appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner.

How to make an FOI request

Freedom of Information requests must be made in writing. 

Your request must include:

  • your full name

  • a contact address - this can be a postal or email address

  • a description of the information you want

You can ask for information in a particular format, such as paper or electronic copies.

We aim to respond to all other requests for information within 20 working days.

By post

Freedom of Information
1 Pennyburn Road
KA13 6SA

By email


We are committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests.

View all FOI responses on Scottish Government website.

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