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Visit Scotland | Alba

Guide to Information available through our publication scheme (updated December 2018).

The purpose of this Guide to Information is to:

  • Allow the public to see what information is available (and what is not available) in relation to each class.
  • State what charges may be applied.
  • Explain how to find the information easily. 

The classes of information that we publish

We publish information that we hold within the following classes. Once information is published under a class we will continue to make it available for the current and previous two financial years.

Where information has been updated or superseded, only the current version will be available. If you would like to see previous versions, you may make a request to us for that information.

Notes on information available:

  • All information is available free, except where the cost of providing the information exceeds £600.
  • Most information is available as a printed document, or in electronic format sent by email. 
  • VisitScotland’s Annual Report and Accounts are available as an electronic document only from 2008 onwards, with printed documents available for previous years.

Class 1: About the Authority

Information about the authority, who we are, where to find us, how to contact us, how we are managed and our external relations.

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Class 2: How we deliver our functions and services

Information about our work, our strategy and policies for delivering functions and services and information for our service users. 

Available online:

Class 3: How we take decisions and what it has decided

Information about the decisions we take, how we make decisions and ow we involve others.

Available online:

Class 4: What we spend and how we spend it

Information about our strategy for and management of, financial resources (in sufficient detail to explain how we plan to spend public money and what has actually been spent).

Available online:

Class 5: How we manage our human, physical and information resources

Information about how we manage the human, physical and information resources of the authority.

Available online: 

Class 6: How we procure goods and services from external providers

Information about how we procure goods and services, and our contracts with external providers.

Available online: 

Class 7: How we are performing

Information about how the authority performs as an organisation, and how well it delivers its functions and services. 

Available online: 

Class 8: Our commercial publications

Information packaged and made available for sale on a commercial basis and sold at market value through a retail outlet. 

Available online: 

Marketing opportunities, information on VisitScotland events, exhibitions and trade shows

Marketing and promotional publications are available on request as printed documents. 

Class 9: Our open data

The open data we make available as described by the Scottish Government's Open Data Strategy and Resource Pack, available under an open licence. 

Available online: