Environmental information

The Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (“the Regulations”) gives the public the right to access environmental information we hold.

Environmental information covers a broad range of topics. Find out more on the Scottish Information Commissioner website.

How to make an Environmental Information Request

If you are unable to find the environmental information you are looking for, you can make a request by contacting our Governance Team:

The Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner has prepared tips for requester guidance.

How long will it take to respond to my request?

We will make environmental information available to any person who requests it within 20 working days (or, where the request is large and complex, within 40 working days).

Will any information be withheld?

There are exceptions within the regulations which may allow us to refuse to comply with your request for example, the information is not held.  

Where an exception applies to the facts of your request, when we respond, we will set out the reasons for withholding the information, together with details of the mechanism for review and appeal.

What if I am not happy with the handling of the request?

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request and wish to seek a review, please write to:

The Governance Team, Wheatley Group, Wheatley House, 25 Cochrane Street, Glasgow, G1 1HL.

Should you remain unhappy with the handling of your request and the review, you may wish to contact the Scottish Information Commissioner’s Office.

How do I find out more about requesting environmental information?

The Scottish Information Commissioner’s office provides useful guidance on the meaning of environmental information and the rules that apply.