Guide to information available through our Publication Scheme
The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (the Act) requires Scottish public authorities to produce and maintain a publication scheme. Authorities are under a legal obligation to:
- publish the classes of information that they routinely make available;
- tell the public how to access the information and what it might cost.
Bòrd na Gàidhlig has adopted the Model Publication Scheme 2011 produced by the Scottish Information Commissioner. He has approved this scheme until 31 May 2015.
The purpose of this Guide to Information is to:
- allow the public to see what information is available (and what is not available) in relation to each class;
- state what charges may be applied;
- explain how to find the information easily;
- provide contact details for enquiries and to get help with accessing the information; and
- explain how to request information we hold that has not been published.
Availability and formats
The information we publish through the model scheme is, wherever possible, available on our website. We offer alternative arrangements for people who do not want to, or cannot, access the information online or by inspection at our premises. For example, we can usually arrange to send information to you in paper copy (although there may be a charge for this - see charges below).
We will publish the information we hold that falls within the classes of information below. If a document contains information that is exempt under Scotland's freedom of information laws (for example sensitive personal information or a trade secret), we will remove or 'black out' the information before publication and explain why.
Where Bòrd na Gàidhlig holds the copyright in its published information, the information may be copied or reproduced without formal permission, provided that:
- it is copied or reproduced accurately;
- it is not used in a misleading context; and
- the source of the material is identified.
Where Bòrd na Gàidhlig does not hold the copyright in information we publish, we will make this clear.
This section explains when we may make a charge for our publications and how any charge will be calculated. There is no charge to view information on our website or at our premises.
We may charge for providing information to you, but we will charge you no more than it actually costs us to do so. We will always tell you what the cost is before providing the information to you.
Our photocopying charge per side of paper is shown in the tables below:
Black and White Photocopying
- A4: 10p per sheet
- A4: 20p per sheet
Information provided on CD-Rom will be charged at 50p per computer disc.
Postage costs will be recharged at the rate we paid to send the information to you. Our charge is for sending info by Royal Mail First Class.
When providing copies of pre-printed publications, we will charge no more than the cost per copy, pro rata, of the total print run.
We do not pass on any other costs to you in relation to our published information.
Please note that this charging schedule does not apply to our commercial publications (see Class 8 below). These items are offered for sale through retail outlets such as book shops, academic journal websites or museum shops and their price reflects a 'market value' which may include the cost of production.
You can contact our Publication Scheme Officer for assistance with any aspect of this publication scheme:
Head of Finance & Corporate Affairs,
Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Great Glen House, Leachkin Road, Inverness IV3 8NW
Tel: 01463 225 454 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will also advise you on how to ask for information that we do not publish or how to complain if you are dissatisfied with any aspect of the publication scheme.
The classes of information that we publish
We publish information that we hold within the following classes. Once information is published under a class we will make it available for the current and two previous financial years.
Where information has been updated or superseded, only the current version will be available. If you would like to see previous versions, you may make a request to us for that information.
The classes are:
- Class 1: About Bòrd na Gàidhlig
- Class 2: How we deliver our functions and services
- Class 3: How Bòrd na Gàidhlig takes decisions and what is has decided
- Class 4: What Bòrd na Gàidhlig spends and how it spends it
- Class 5: How Bòrd na Gàidhlig manages its human, physical and information resources
- Class 6: How Bòrd na Gàidhlig procures goods and services from external providers
- Class 7: How Bòrd na Gàidhlig is performing
- Class 8: Our commercial publications