Guide to Information
The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) provides individuals with a right of access to all recorded information held by Perth College UHI. Anyone can use this right, and information can only be withheld where FOISA expressly permits it.
FOISA requires Perth College UHI to adopt and maintain a publication scheme, and to publish information in accordance with that scheme. A publication scheme is a document which describes the information the college publishes, tells the public where to find it, and whether there is a charge for it. When deciding what it will publish, a college must consider the public interest in information about:
- its services, the cost of providing services, and the standards attained by those services
- the facts or analyses, on the basis of which it has made decisions of importance to the public
- the reasons for the decisions it has made.
The Act also allows the Scottish Information Commissioner to prepare model publication schemes which can be adopted by a group of authorities. The Commissioner has developed the Model Publication Scheme (‘MPS’), which is suitable for adoption by all public authorities, including Scottish colleges. You can find a link to the MPS here.
Perth College UHI has adopted the Scottish Information Commissioner’s MPS in its entirety, without amendment.This means that we are committed to publishing all the information we hold, which is described by the classes in the MPS.
Freedom of Information Contact
Transitions Project Coordinator
Perth College UHI