Members of the public will be able to submit Freedom of Information (FOI) requests to arm's length sports, cultural and recreational trusts from tomorrow.

The new legislation reinforces the Scottish Government's commitment to ensuring bodies who are spending public money are open, transparent and accountable.

For example, FOI coverage will be extended to trusts which have been created by local authorities to deliver sports facilities or activities on their behalf.

Loading article content

Other changes to FOI legislation include reducing the lifespans of certain exemptions from 30 years to 15 so information more than 15 years old will no longer be able to be withheld using those exemptions if it is requested.