The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 came into force on 1 January 2005.
1. The Scottish Public Information Forum
The Scottish Public Information Forum has been established to enable the long-term effectiveness of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004. The Forum has representation from users and Scottish public authorities.
2. The Scottish Freedom of Information Implementation Group
The Scottish Freedom of Information Implementation Group (SFOIIG), with representation from across the Scottish public sector, was established in 2001 to prepare and oversee a strategy to successfully implement this legislation. The final meeting of SFOIIG was held in March 2007 after which the Group reformed as the Scottish Public Information Forum, see above.