A senior planning official has admitted circumventing freedom of information law, by receiving vital environmental data from fish farmers “face to face”.
Journalists have accused the Scottish Government of failing to keep records and frustrating freedom of information law.
Scotland’s information watchdog threatens legal action against Scottish ministers for failing to respond to information requests.
An investigation by Scotland's information watchdog has lambasted ministers for their “poor” approach to freedom of information law.
The Scottish Information Commissioner, Rosemary Agnew, bowed to government pressure to conceal information about legal advice on tuition fees.
The freedom of information watchdog has criticised the Scottish Government for keeping ‘black spider’ letters from Prince Charles secret.
Scotland’s freedom of information commissioner, Rosemary Agnew, has admitted delaying sensitive decisions in the run-up to the independence referendum in 2014.