Freedom of Information

Guide to information available through our publication scheme


The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2012 (FOISA) requires Scottish public authorities to produce and maintain a publication Scheme.  Authorities are under a legal obligation to:

  • Publish the classes of information that they make routinely available
  • Tell the public how to access the information and what it might cost



Model Publication Scheme 2013 (MPS)

Glasgow Kelvin College has adopted the single Model Publication Scheme 2013 (MPS), in its entirety.  The adoption period runs until 31 May 2017.  To view the single Model Publication Scheme, at the Scottish Information Commissioner’s website follow this link:
Model Publication Scheme 2016.


Glasgow Kelvin College Guide to Information

In adopting the single Model Scheme, Glasgow Kelvin College has produced a ‘Guide to Information’ which:

  • allows you to see what information is available in relation to each class
  • states what charges may be applied
  • explains how to find the information easily
  • provides contact details for enquiries and to get help with accessing the information
  • explains how to request information that has not been published

You can view the Guide to Information by following this link:

You can view responses to Freedom of Information Requests by following this link:

Alternatively you can contact us on 0141 630 5000 to request a hard copy to be posted to you.  Alongside FOISA, The Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (the EIRs) provides a separate right of access to the environmental information that we hold.   The MPS also covers environmental information.

Further information on FOISA can be found on the Scottish Information Commissioner’s website: Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

How to access information which is not available under this MPS

Should you wish to request a copy of any information that we hold that is not available under the MPS, please write to  James Gow, Vice Principal Finance and Corporate Services by email at: foi@glasgowkelvin.ac.uk, or telephone 0141 630 5000 or write to him at Glasgow Kelvin College, 123 Flemington Street, Springburn, Glasgow, G21 4TD.

Charges for information not available under the MPS

If you submit a request to us for information which is not available under the MPS the charges will be based on the following calculations:

Costs for general information requests:

There will be no charge for information requests which cost us £100 or less to process.
Where information costs between £100 and £600 to provide you may be asked to pay 10% of the cost. That is, if you were to ask for information that cost us £600 to provide, you would be asked to pay £50, that calculated on the basis of a waiver for the first £100 and 10% of the remaining £500.

We are not obliged to respond to requests which will cost us over £600 to process. In calculating any fee, staff time will be calculated at actual cost per staff member hourly salary rate to a maximum of £15 per person per hour. We do not charge for the time used to determine whether we hold the information requested, nor for the time it takes to decide whether the information can be released. However charges may be made for locating, retrieving and providing information to you.

In the event that we decide to impose a charge we will issue you with notification of the charge (a fees notice) and how it has been calculated. You will have three months from the date of issue of the fees notice in which to decide whether to pay the charge. The information will be provided to you on payment of the charge. If you decide not to proceed with the request there will be no charge to you.

Charges for environmental information:

We do not charge for the time spent to determine whether we hold the information requested, nor for the time it takes to decide whether the information can be released. However charges may be made for locating, retrieving and providing information to you.

In the event that we decide to impose a charge we will issue you with notification of the charge (a fees notice) and how it has been calculated. You will have 60 working days from the date of issue of the fees notice in which to decide whether to pay the charge. The information will be provided to you on payment of the charge. 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 providing the information. Photocopying, where this is being charged for, 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.

Contact us

You can contact us for assistance with any aspect of this publication scheme: