Get information from a Scottish public authority (FOI request)

Last updated: 1 February 2018

You have a legal right to ask Scottish public authorities to give you information.

This includes information recorded on:

  • paper
  • computer files, including emails
  • video
  • microfiche

This is often called a Freedom of Information (FOI) request.

Visit the Scottish Information Commissioner website for more details on how to make FOI requests, including:

  • how to ask
  • whether it will cost money
  • why your request might be refused
  • how long you'll have to wait
  • what to do if you're unhappy with the answer