Critics say the policy of charging for environmental information in East Lothian means residents are unable to access vital data on their local environment.
On the week of the 20 year anniversary of Scotland's Freedom of Information Act, Sam and Jas speak to Carole Ewart.
Scottish ministers are facing growing criticism for failing to toughen freedom of information law after a parliamentary review two years ago.
A Scottish Government watchdog has been caught advising a pesticide company on how to avoid disclosure under freedom of information law.
Scotland's health secretary wanted to suspend freedom of information legislation in response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to internal government emails.
Scotland’s information watchdog has urged MSPs to rethink secrecy rules being proposed for a new post-Brexit environmental body.
The Scottish Government’s freedom of information performance has collapsed during the pandemic and undermined public accountability, warns watchdog.
The rural economy secretary, Fergus Ewing, has been criticised for "an abdication of responsibility" and as "very un-ministerial" by a civil service trade union.
The rural economy secretary, Fergus Ewing, has been accused of breaching the ministerial code by failing to record 25 meetings with the fish farming industry.