Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 came into force on 1st January 2005.

It is intended to promote a culture of openness and accountability amongst public sector bodies and provides a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, including GTC Scotland.

Publication Scheme

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (the Act) requires GTC Scotland as a Scottish public authority to produce and maintain a publication scheme. GTC Scotland has adopted the Scottish Information Commissioner's Model Publication Scheme 2011 and has produced a Guide to Information to:

  • help you see what information we make available about who we are, what we do and how we do it;
  • state what charges may be applied when we provide a publication to you;
  • explain how to find the information we publish easily;
  • provide contact details for enquiries and to get help with accessing the information; and
  • explain how to request information we hold that has not been published.


Requests for Information

Any information not made available through our publication scheme can be requested under the Act, subject to certain exemptions. An example of this might be where information is covered by the Data Protection Act 1998 or where information is of a commercially sensitive nature.

If you require further information please contact Kate Adams, Customer Services, on 0131 314 6080 or


If you have any difficulties in finding information or wish to request information not listed in the Council's publication scheme, please contact our Customer Services Helpdesk

T: +44 (0)131 314 6080