Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 provides individuals with a right
of access to all recorded information held by Scotland's public authorities, including
South Ayrshire Council, and is designed to promote greater transparency and accountability
throughout the public sector in Scotland.
Anyone can use this right, and information can only be withheld where Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act expressly permits it.
Section 23 of Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 also requires that all
Scottish public authorities maintain a publication scheme.