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Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (aka. FOISA) came into force on 1st 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.

For further details on the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 please see –

Guide to Information

FOISA law requires Scottish public authorities to produce and maintain a publication scheme. Authorities are under a legal obligation to:

  • publish the classes of information that they make routinely available
  • tell the public how to access the information and what it might cost.

The Donaldson Trust’s School is a Scottish Public Authority under FOI law and it has adopted the Model Publication Scheme produced by the Scottish Information Commissioner.  View the Model Publication Scheme at

Please click to view Donaldson’s School Guide to Information