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What are my rights under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (the FOI Act)?

You have legal rights to get information from Scottish public authorities. The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (the FOI Act) and the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 give you the right to ask for and be given information from a wide range of public organisations in Scotland. These organisations are called “Scottish public authorities”. For the purpose of the legislation, GSA is regarded as a Scottish Public Authority.

The list of Scottish public authorities changes from time to time as new authorities are added or current ones change their names. A list is published on the Scottish Information Commissioner’s website at - Your Rights or you can contact the Scottish Information Commissioner.

Is there guidance on Freedom of Information? 

Guidance relating to information requests can be accessed through the Information Commisioners Office (ICO) 

What if I want to see information about me?

The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to see information about yourself. You can find guidance on how to use this right on the UK Information Commissioner’s website

Is there information I may not be able to see?

Yes, access to some information is limited.

GSA Publication Scheme

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 requires The Glasgow School of Art to adopt, maintain, publish and review a Publication Scheme. The Publication Scheme is a list of information that the GSA will make available on a routine basis.

The GSA's Freedom of Information publication scheme is available to view as a pdf here.

If you have a FOI request, please email: