Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA)


Biomathematics & Statistics Scotland (BioSS) is part of The James Hutton Institute (Hutton) and as such is subject to the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR). Hutton is committed to the principles which underpin FOISA and EIR which provides a general right of access to much of the information it holds thus ensuring greater openness, transparency, and accountability

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (the Act) requires Scottish public authorities to produce and maintain a publication scheme.

Authorities are under a legal obligation to:

The James Hutton Institute has adopted the Model Publication Scheme 2015 produced by the Scottish Information Commissioner. Full details are available on the James Hutton Institute website.

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You can contact The James Hutton Institute for assistance with any aspect of this publication scheme. Freedom of Information requests should be submitted in writing to:


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