Where the Scottish Prison Service holds the copyright in its published information, the information may be copied or reproduced without formal permission, provided that:
• it is copied, whole or in part, or reproduced accurately
• it is not used in a misleading context, and
• the date and source of the material is acknowledged.
However, no part may be reproduced within a prospectus or in connection with any commercial activity or promotional or advertising campaign. Where the Scottish Prison Service does not hold the copyright in information we publish, we will make this clear.
The Scottish Government does not charge anyone for making requests for, nor for providing, information under FOISA, but we will refuse to deal with a request where we estimate that it will cost more than £600 to locate, retrieve and provide the information.
The Scottish Government does not charge anyone for making requests for, nor for providing, environmental information under the EIRs, up to a limit of £600. Thereafter we may charge the full cost of providing the information. In the event that we decide to charge for the full cost of a request under the EIRs costing over £600, we will issue you with notification of the charge and how it has been calculated. If you decide not to proceed with the request there will be no charge to you. Charges are calculated on the basis of the actual cost to the authority of locating, retrieving and providing the environmental information.
• Photocopying is charged at 10p per A4 sheet for black and white copying, 30p per A4 sheet for colour copying.
• Postage is charged at actual rate for first class mail.
• Staff time is calculated at actual cost per staff member hourly salary rate to a maximum of £15 per person per hour.
We are required by the Equality Act 2010 to make take steps to meet the needs of people who share a relevant protected characteristic. In terms of access to information, this means making reasonable adjustments to our practices to ensure that information is physically accessible. This may, for example, involve producing information in a larger script or different format where it is practicable to do so. The costs of this will be met by the Scottish Prison Service.
You can contact us for assistance with any aspect of this publication scheme:
Scottish Prison Service
5 Redheughs Rigg
Tel. 0131 244 8463
We will also be pleased to advise you how to ask for information that we do not publish, or how to complain if you are dissatisfied with any aspect of this publication scheme.
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 continue to make it available for the current and previous two 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.