FOI requests

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

You can request copies of information on any subject from The Glasgow School of Art.

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 give you the right to ask for and be given information from 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.

GSA will accept and respond to requests for information in a range of alternative formats in line with our obligations under the Equality Act 2010.  

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 gives you the right to see your personal data - that is, information which is about yourself. You can find guidance on how to exercise 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 may be limited or restricted in accordance with legal exemptions set out in the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

GSA Publication Scheme

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 requires GSA to adopt, maintain, publish and review a Publication Scheme. A Publication Scheme is a list of information that is routinely published online. The GSA Publication Scheme can be accessed here: GSA Publication Scheme.

If you wish to make an FOI request, please email: