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Publication scheme

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The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 requires Scottish public authorities to produce and maintain a publication scheme. Authorities are under a legal obligation to:
  • Publish the classes of information they make routinely available
  • Tell the public how to access the information and what it might cost

Historic Environment Scotland has adopted the Model Publication Scheme 2015 produced by the Scottish Information Commissioner. This has been approved until 31st May 2019.

The Scheme commits Historic Environment Scotland to:
  • Publishing the information, including the environmental information, that it holds and which falls within the classes of information.
  • Producing a guide for the public to that information.

Historic Environment Scotland guide to information

Historic Environment Scotland has produced a guide to the information it publishes through the scheme. The purpose of this guide to information is to:
  • Allow the public to see what information is available (and what is not available) in relation to each class.
  • State what charges may be applied.
  • Explain how to find the information easily.
  • Provide contact details for enquiries and to get help with accessing the information.
  • Explain how to request information that has not been published.

You can view the Guide to Information Available through our Publication Scheme [PDF, 41KB]

We will continue to update the information in the guide and review it on a regular basis.

A hard copy of the Scheme can be obtained by writing to the Freedom of Information Officer.

Contact us

FOI Officer
Historic Environment Scotland
Longmore House, G.51
Salisbury Place
Tel: +44 (0)131 668 8713
Fax:+44 (0)131 668 8899

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