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FOI Guidance and eLearning

Screenshot of eLearning home pageThe Scottish Government FOI Unit has produced a wide range of guidance for officials on answering information requests, including step-by-step guides on the process of dealing with a request and review.

In addition, a range of dedicated e-Learning courses have been created, from a general overview of FOI to dedicated modular courses on every aspect of answering requests and reviews.

All of our internal FOI guidance and e-Learning is accessible to anyone via an external Sharepoint microsite. Simply go to:


And, when prompted, enter the following guest log-in:

Username: SCOTLAND\foi

Password: Scotland1

Any difficulties, please contact the FOI Unit on foi@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

Additional material

1. Training for Scottish Government staff

2. Training Material For Public Authorities

The Scottish Government commissioned a package of training materials which which were made available to Scottish public authorities to assist them with the implementation of Freedom of Information.