Hundreds of people appealing against the refusal of public bodies to release information are facing backlogs and long delays.
Scottish Government delays in responding to freedom of information requests have been condemned as “extremely disappointing and wholly unacceptable”.
Nearly 1,000 unanswered information requests have been binned by the Scottish Government’s environmental watchdog (Sepa) without requesters being told.
Scotland’s newly-appointed freedom of information (FoI) commissioner has run into criticism because he previously accused the media of FoI “abuse”.
Scottish ministers are facing growing criticism for failing to toughen freedom of information law after a parliamentary review two years ago.
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.
MSPs are recommending a new law requiring Scottish Government meetings to be minuted to prevent any “deliberate attempt” to evade freedom of information rules.