Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information Publication Scheme

What is Freedom of Information?

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (or "FoISA") came into force on 1 January 2005.  Under FoISA, a person who requests information from a Scottish public authority which holds it is entitled to be given it by the authority.  This right is subject to certain conditions and exemptions, which are set out in the Act.  FoISA is enforced and promoted by the Scottish Information Commissioner (the Commissioner).

Effective from the 1 September 2016, the act is being extended to include school provision of Grant Aided organisations.


Where can I get further information?

From the website of the Scottish Information Commissioner

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 requires public authorities to adopt and maintain a publication scheme setting out information that is published by the authority.

East Park has adopted the Scottish Information Commissioner's Model Publication Scheme to act as a guide for individuals seeking information.