Freedom Of Information
Compliance with the Freedom
of Information (Scotland) 2002 Act (FoISA) at Queen Margaret University is coordinated by the Eilidh Richardson, Legal Adviser (Student Contract and Statutory Compliance). On these pages,
you will find out what FoISA is and what it means for the University.
FoISA intends to encourage public organisations to become more
open and accountable. QMU strives to be as open
as possible in its attitudes, operations, policies and processes,
and is pleased to share information about its activities.
There are three main strands to the Act:
FoISA requires public authorities, including QMU, to maintain a publication scheme that sets out the types of information we routinely make available. The scheme also provides details of how you can access this information, and whether it is available free or if there is a charge.
FoISA permits the public to request any information held by Scottish
public authorities, including QMU. The request does not need to mention FoISA.
3. Records Management
Public authorities are required to implement records management
policies to ensure effective management of what information they
have, where it is kept and how long they keep it. Effective records
management is central to FoISA requests.
We welcome any feedback to these pages.