The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (“the Act”) received Royal Assent on 28 May 2002, and came into effect on 1 January 2005. It introduced a general statutory right of access to all types of ‘recorded’ information of any age held by Scottish public authorities. 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 individual who makes a request for information is entitled to receive it.