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Our publication scheme

Our publication scheme

The Scottish Information Commissioner has adopted the Model Publication Scheme in its entirety.

In adopting the Model Publication Scheme, the Commissioner has produced a 'Guide to Information' which:

  • Allows you to see what information is available (and what is not available) in relation to each class
  • States what charges may be applied
  • Explains how to find the information easily
  • Provides contact details for enquiries and to get help with accessing the information
  • Explains how to request information that has not been published

You can view our Guide to Information via the link below. Alternatively you can contact us on 01334 464610 to ask for a hard copy to be posted to you.

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Charges for information

The Commissioner's charging policy for information is available below to download.

There is no charge for downloading information from our website. If we send published information to you, we may ask you to pay the costs of providing it to you e.g. photocopying and postage.

We may charge for unpublished information provided in response to a request for it. Where it would cost us £100 or less to provide the information to you, we will not impose a charge. If it costs us between £100 and £600 to provide the information, we may ask you to pay 10% of that part of the cost. So, for example, if it costs us £400, then we may charge up to £30 (i.e. first £100 is free, then we may charge 10% of the cost between £100 and £400).

Where it would cost more than £600 to provide information to you, we may ask you to pay the costs as set out above up to £600 and the remaining costs over £600 in full.

There is no charge for requests for a person's own personal data (subject access request).

We are pleased to provide advice and assistance to help requesters frame their requests to reduce the possibility of charges for information.