The Edinburgh Business School (EBS) and Freedom of Information (FOI)

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 provides important rights of access to information held by Scottish public authorities, including Edinburgh Business School (EBS) as a wholly owned company of Heriot-Watt University.  For more detailed information regarding the policies and procedures relating to FOI, please visit the Heriot-Watt University’s main FOI pages.

What is Freedom of Information?

The Act, which came into force on 1 January 2005, gives a general statutory right of access to all types of recorded information, in all formats and of any age, held by Scottish public authorities. All Scottish higher education institutions are defined as public authorities under the Act. You can find out more about FOI on the Scottish Information Commissioner's website It's Public Knowledge.  

EBS Publication Scheme

Under the Act we must adopt and maintain a publication scheme. This sets out the classes of information that we commit to publish routinely and explains how you can access this information. 

EBS, as a wholly owned company of Heriot-Watt University, has adopted the Scottish Information Commissioner's Model Publication Scheme 2015
See EBS’s publication scheme

How to request information

If you request information from us we must provide it, or a valid reason for not doing so, within 20 working days. You do not have to refer to the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act when making a request for information.

If the information you are looking cannot be found on the EBS or the Heriot-Watt University publication scheme, please write to foi@hw.ac.uk.

Complaints

To make a complaint about the publication scheme or the University's response to a request for information, please contact the FOI and Data Protection Officer. (FOI@hw.ac.uk)

For more detailed information regarding the policies and procedures relating to FOI, please visit the Heriot-Watt University’s main FOI pages.