Freedom of information

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (“the Act”) enables any person to obtain information from Scottish public authorities.

From 1 April 2014 this legal right of access includes all types of ‘recorded’ information held by associated arm’s length organisations such as Live Borders. From 1 April 2014 any person who makes a request to Live Borders for information must be provided with it, subject to certain conditions.

Publication scheme

The Act also places an obligation on Live Borders to adopt and maintain a Publication Scheme.

Live Borders has adopted the Scottish Information Commissioner’s Single Model Publication Scheme 2014 in its entirety.

In adopting the Single Model Publication Scheme, Live Borders has produced a Guide to Information which will:

  • Allow you to see what is available in relation to each class.
  • State what charges may be applied.
  • Explain how to find the information easily.
  • Provide contact details for enquiries and to get help with accessing the information.
  • Explain how to request information which has not been published.

See downloads section to the right on this page.

Alternatively you can contact us on 01896 661166 to ask for a hard copy of the document to be posted to you.

Live Borders & Freedom of Information

It has always been Live Borders’ intention to be open and accountable in respect of its approach to the delivery of services.

In this respect, operation of the Freedom of Information Regime reinforces this approach through the introduction of a formal process for providing information which is not routinely made available.

Making a request

If you are unable to find the information by these means, Live Borders is happy to assist you through Freedom of Information.

To make a request please write to describing the information you are requesting, your name and an address for correspondence.

Child and Adult Protection Policy

Please see the downloads section to the right of the page.

Live Borders Guide to Information

Please review in the downloads panel or by clicking HERE.