Using this Publications Scheme

How do you access information we hold but don’t publish?

We may not be able to publish all the information we hold.

If you are unable to find the information you are looking for on this website (see our guide to the information we publish), you can make a request by contacting our Governance team:

The Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner has prepared tips for requester guidance.

Costs for providing information

We will provide the following free of charge:

  • information where the staff time involved in retrieving it from our systems, copying and sending it is less than £100.
  • hard copies of our publications which have been printed.

However, we will ask you to contribute 10 per cent of the cost if the staff time involved in retrieving the information you have requested, copying and sending it to you is more than £100.  

We will never charge you more than the cost incurred by us and we’ll let you know in advance what we estimate the cost to be.  

Where we estimate the cost to us will be more than £600 we may refuse to provide the information, but we will write to you setting this out.

The basis on which we calculate costs is:

How information is providedDetailCost
Printing and photocopying based on black and white copiesA3 paper20p per sheet
Printing and photocopying based on black and white copiesA4 paper10p per sheet
Information provided on CD-ROMPer CD50p
PostageBy Royal MailFirst Class
Staff time in preparing informationPer hour£15

Further information and contact details

If you have any questions about what we publish, or don’t, or suggestions for information you would like to see, please contact our Governance Team:

Contact our Governance team: