Monday, August 08, 2011

Seminar on current developments in FOI in Scotland

The final speakers for the next seminar at the Centre for Freedom of Information in Scotland, have been confirmed. Dr Will Dinan and Kate Spence will share findings from the most recent phase of their research into the uptake of FOI by civil society. The qualitative research included interviews with voluntary organisations, public authority staff and campaigners. The three-year project aims to improve understanding of the issues facing the voluntary sector in their use of FOI.

The event takes place at the Dundee School of Law on Wednesay 7 September 2011, from 13:00 to 16:00. Other speakers confirmed already are Fiona Killen, the Commissioner’s external legal advisor, who will give a comprehensive update on key issues facing FOI in Scotland today, and Hugh Hagan, who worked on the Public Records Bill team and will discuss the implications the new records legislation for FOI.

Why should you attend?

The seminar offers a cost effective “one stop shop” to get up to speed with a wide range of policy and legislative issues which affect FOI in Scotland - FOI practitioners and users alike. It’s the first general update seminar the Centre has held since October 2010. It’s also an opportunity to engage in interactive debate with the speakers and with each other.

A booking form is available here, or simply email Donna Hendry at the School of Law on

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