Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 gives everyone a right of access to information held by Scottish public authorities.

Lochalsh & Skye Housing Association has been designated as a Scottish Public Authority by an order made under section 5 of the Act, known as the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (Designation of Persons as Scottish Public Authorities) Order 2013. 

The aim of the Act is to increase openness and transparency by allowing people to access information about how decisions are taken and how public services are delivered.

About Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (the Act) requires Scottish public authorities to adopt and maintain a publication scheme which has the approval of the Scottish Information Commissioner, and publish information in accordance with that scheme.

Authorities are under a legal obligation to:

  • publish the classes of information that the authority makes routinely available
  • tell the public how to access the information and whether information is available free of charge or on payment
  • Alongside the Act, the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (the EIRs) provide a separate right of access to the environmental information that we hold. 

Model Publication Scheme

Lochalsh & Skye Housing Association has adopted the Model Publication Scheme 2018, produced and approved by the Scottish Information Commissioner.  

The Scheme can also be viewed in Publication Scheme Resources at the Scottish Information Commissioner website.

The scheme set out our commitment to make certain classes of information routinely available, such as policies and procedures, minutes of meetings, annual reports and financial information. We have developed a Guide to Informationfor this purpose and this also contains details of the environmental information that we routinely make available. Please click here to view our Guide to Information Please note that we update our Guide to Information on a monthly basis at the start of a new calendar month.

We have also created a page for Frequently Asked Questions which you might find useful.  Click here to access the information.

Contact Us

If you have a request for information, please click here to complete and submit our Freedom of Information Request Form.  


Requests can also be made in writing, by email, video or audio tape. 

If you have any questions or require a copy of the Model Publication Scheme 2018 or the Guide to Information in a different format, please contact us at:

Lochalsh & Skye Housing Association
t: 01478 612035
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Withholding Information

Under Freedom of Information legislation, information may be withheld if there is a good reason for doing so. 

If we withhold information, we will let you know why. If you are unhappy with our decision, or with the way we have dealt with your request, you can ask us to review our decision.

If you do not agree with the outcome of the review, you can ask the Scottish Information Commissioner to investigate.