Freedom Of Information

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 introduced a general statutory right of access to all types of ‘recorded’ information of any age held by Scottish public authorities.

As of the 1st January 2005, any individual or organisation has the right to ask sportscotland to provide any information it has available on any specific topic. Subject to certain conditions and exemptions, as set out in the Act, any person who makes a request for information will be entitled to receive it.

Making a Request for Information

If the information you require is not included in sportscotland’s publication scheme you can search our web-site, or submit a written request for the information. Written requests for information from sportscotland should be submitted to:

April Law Freedom of Information Officer sportscotland Doges Templeton on the Green 62 Templeton StreetEdinburgh Glasgow, G40 1DA
Telephone: 0141 534 6500 Fax: 0141 534 6501 Email april.law@sportscotland.org.uk

Should you wish to obtain information from Glenmore Lodge, we would first invite you to access our publication schemes. If the information you require is not available you can submit a written request to the relevant officer:

Bob Kinnaird Principal sportscotland National Centre Glenmore Lodge Aviemore Inverness-shire PH22 1QU Tel: 01479 861 256 Fax: 01479 861 212 bob.kinnaird@glenmorelodge.org.uk

Responding to Requests for Information

Once our Freedom of Information Officer – or the Freedom of Information Officer from the relevant National Centre – receives your request, he or she will investigate firstly whether we hold the information you require, and secondly whether there are any exemptions governing the release of the information. Further details on possible exemptions that might apply are available in the Act. Providing no exemptions apply to the information requested, sportscotland is obliged to provide the information requested within 20 working days. From time to time we may publish on this website information which we have released in response to a request under the Act.

How do I access personal information held by sportscotland

Requests for personal information are dealt with under the Data Protection Act 1998 and are exempt under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you have the right to ask sportscotland to inform you whether it processes any personal information relating to you and if so to provide you with a copy of such data. This is called a subject access request.

The individual with overall responsibility for Freedom of Information and Data Protection within sportscotland is:

Stuart Ogg Director of Corporate Services sportscotland Doges Templeton on the Green 62 Templeton StreetEdinburgh Glasgow, G40 1DA

Telephone: 0141 534 6500 Fax: 0141 534 6501 Email stuart.ogg@sportscotland.org.uk