Rocket Science report on impact of protests outside abortion centres: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

To see to all reports submitted by Rocket Science to Scottish Government to date which relate to the research commissioned by the Scottish Government on the prevalence and impact of vigils and/or protests which occur outside abortion centres in Scotland.


I have included extracts from some reports within Annex B of this letter. In addition, you may wish to note that Rocket Science is currently finalising both a literature review and an interim ‘year 1’ report on their research. These reports are not yet complete, but we will send you a copy once they are finalised and ready for dissemination.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because exemptions under sections 27(2) (research), 30(c) (prejudice to the effective conduct of public affairs) and 38(1)(b) (personal data) of FOISA applies to that information. The reasons why these exemptions apply is in Annex A of this letter.

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The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at

FOI 202300380718 - Information Released - Annex A
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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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