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FOI events and training

The Commissioner's role includes promoting good practice by Scottish public authorities and providing the public with information about their rights.

Details of upcoming training events will be listed below, along with helpful resources from past events, for those who weren't able to attend.

You can also sign up to our Open Update email newsletter or follow @FOIScotland on X / twitter to make sure you're the first to know about future conferences, workshops and training opportunities.


Upcoming events

30 July 2024 - eCase 'How to be less Appealing and have happier FOI requesters' webinar
Free lunchtime webinar focussed on strategies public authorities across the UK can adopt to avoid FOI appeals and improve relationships with requesters. Featuring guidance from staff from the Scottish Information Commissioner and the (UK) Information Commissioner's Office. Find out more about the eCase webinar.

16 August 2024 - Centre for FOI Practitioners' Conference
Annual Centre for FOI Practitioners' Conference taking place at Dundee School of Law. This year's topic is 'Change and the Future of FOI'. Speakers include Commissioner David Hamilton, Keeper of the Records Janet Egdell, My Society's Alex Parsons and Kevin Dunion from the University of Dundee. View the Centre for FOI Conference programme and book a place.

26 November 2024 - Holyrood FOI Conference
Annual FOI Conference organised by Holyrood Events. Speakers include Commissioner David Hamilton and Minister for Parliamentary Business Jamie Hepburn. Visit the Holyrood FOI 2024 website for more information and updates.