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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.

Is there guidance on Freedom of Information? 

Guidance relating to information requests can be accessed through the Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner. 

What if I want to see information about me?

The UK General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018 give you the right to see your personal data - that is, information which is about yourself . You can find guidance on how to use this right on the UK Information Commissioner’s website

If you have any questions about your personal data, please email:

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.

GSA Publication Scheme

If you have an FOI request, please email: