College Publication Scheme

College Publication Scheme

South Lanarkshire College Publication Scheme

Availability and format of information under the publication scheme

Where information under the scheme is available in electronic format it can be accessed online. In certain circumstances where hard copy is provided, there may be charges for production of this. If copies of the information requested can’t be provided for reasons of security, inspection can be arranged on College premises by appointment during normal office hours. Requests for information under the publication scheme may be made by ‘phone, post and e-mail.

All enquiries must be directed to:

Freedom of Information Office,
South Lanarkshire College
College Way
East Kilbride G75 0NE.
Phone: 01355 807780

If you’d like information about procurement, please visit the Procurement area of our website here.

If you’d like information about our decision-making processes, please visit the Board of Management area of our website here.

In order to process a request, we’ll need the following details:

Your name and address, telephone number or e-mail address, description of the information required. If you require information to be provided in an alternative format please make this clear on your request for information.

If you require support or assistance with making your request, please contact:

Karen Phillips, Depute Head of Faculty of Business

Where necessary, we aim to provide all documentation in large print and other alternative formats. We can also provide information on language translation.

The College will aim to provide information within 20 days. Where information is requested in specialist format this may take a little longer to allow for production time.


Information may be withheld from any of the classes of information listed below where we consider that disclosure may seriously prejudice law enforcement, legal proceedings or our regulatory or enforcement activity or where the disclosure is otherwise prohibited by law. We may also withhold information if its disclosure would breach the law of confidentiality or seriously prejudice the commercial interests of any person or organisation, including statistical information in cases where small numbers may allow the identification of individuals. We may also withhold information which is personal information under the Data Protection Act 1998.


Information obtained from this publication scheme can be copied or reproduced without formal permission provided it is copied or reproduced accurately, is not used in a misleading context and provided that the source of the material is identified and the copyright status acknowledged. Where the copyright holder is a third party the consent of the third party requires to be sought before the information obtained under the publication scheme is copied.


Information currently available in electronic format and stock publications will be free of charge. Where copying in excess of 50 pages is required a charge of £0.02 per page will be levied on excess copies. Postage will be charged in excess of £2.00 per request. All charges will be invoiced with dispatch and must be paid within 30 days.

Full details of specific charges are included in the Fees column of the Publication Scheme.

Advice, Assistance, Complaints and Feedback

The overall running of the College’s publication scheme is the responsibility of:

Stewart McKillop, College Principal

Day-to-day responsibility for running the scheme lies with:

Angus Allan, Depute Principal

Any complaints about the publication scheme should be addressed to:

Angela Martin, Clerk to the Board of Management

If you require support or assistance with making your request, please contact:

Karen Phillips, Depute Head of Faculty of Business


In reviewing the operation of our Publication Scheme, we’ll periodically elicit the views of individuals who have made use of the scheme. This will be carried out using an anonymous questionnaire.


When information is requested, the most up-to-date information available will be provided. Where that information has been updated or superseded, the current version is provided but previous versions can be requested under Section 1(1) of The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.


This information was reviewed and updated on November 5th 2018.