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Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 provides a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, sets out exemptions to that right and places a number of related obligations on public authorities, particularly in relation to Records Management and Publication Schemes.
From January 2005, Freedom of Information (FOI) extends that right to allow public access to all types of information. Any person who makes an information request after that date must be informed whether or not the public authority holds that information and, subject to various statutory exemptions, be supplied with it. Individuals already have the right to apply for personal information about themselves under the Data Protection Act 1998.
One of the main features of the Freedom of Information Act is that each public authority has to produce a publication scheme. The scheme is a proactive commitment to publish certain information.
The following document is available to download in relation to Freedom of Information:
Making a Freedom of Information Request
To make a freedom of information request you can contact the Fire and Rescue Board at:
Office of the Chief Executive and Clerk
Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Board
0131 529 5242 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our standard opening hours are Monday to Thursday 8.30am - 5pm and Friday 8.30am - 3.40pm.