The Board's Publication Scheme under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) describes the information that we publish, in what form it is published, and details of any charges for providing the information. It also contains details on how you can request information under FOISA from the Board.
As this site is developed, information released by the Board under FOISA will appear here.
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:
The Parole Board for Scotland has adopted the Model Publication Scheme 2015 produced by the Scottish Information Commissioner. Please note our scheme is currently under review but will remain in force until a new one is published. You can see this scheme on our website or by contacting us at the address below:
Parole Board for Scotland
0131 244 8373
The purpose of this Guide to Information is to:
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).
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 redact the information before publication and explain why.
Where the Parole Board holds the copyright in its published information, the information may be copied or reproduced without formal permission, provided that:
Where The Parole Board 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 e.g., photocopying and postage, 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 sheet of paper is shown below:
Black and white photocopying
10 pence per sheet
20 pence 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.
When providing copies of pre-printed publications, we will charge no more than the cost per copy of the total print run.
We do not pass on any other costs to you in relation to our published information.
You can contact us for assistance with any aspect of this publication scheme:
Parole Board for Scotland
0131 244 8737
We will also advise you how to ask for information that we do not publish or how to complain if you are dissatisfied with any aspect of this publication scheme.
You can download the full Freedom of Information Guide in PDF format.