This website will not be updated after 30 September 2014. Please go to the National Records of Scotland website
Click on image to return to General Register Office for Scotland - Homepage

You are in: HomeFreedom of Information

Freedom of Information:
National Records of Scotland Guide to Information - Covering the Responsibilities of the Registrar General for Scotland

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:

  • publish the classes of information that they make routinely available
  • tell the public how to access the information and what it might cost.

National Records of Scotland has adopted the 'Model Publication Scheme 2012' produced by the Scottish Information Commissioner. You can see this scheme on the Scottish Information Commissioner's website.

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 (A class is a group of information having one or more common characteristics such as subject or origin.)
  • 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 we hold that has not been published.

Download our Guide to Information (58 Kb pdf file) 

The above file is in pdf format. Pdf files require Acrobat Reader. Download it free Get Acrobat Reader .

See also the NRS Guide to Information Covering the Responsibilities of the Keeper of the Records of Scotland  on the NRS - The National Archives of Scotland website.

Contact Us

You may send us any comments you have on our publication scheme by emailing us at 'Freedom of Information' using our contact form.


Page last updated: 7 September 2012


If you have any comments about this website please use our contact form.

© Crown Copyright 2014