Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (the Act) requires Scottish public authorities to produce and maintain a publication scheme.

Authorities are under a legal obligation to:

  • publish the classes of information that they make routinely available
  • tell the public how to access the information and what it might cost.

Glasgow Science Centre has adopted the Model Publication Scheme 2012 produced by the Scottish Information Commissioner. They have approved this scheme until 31 May 2016.

The scheme covers the following companies within the Glasgow Science Centre group of companies:

  • Glasgow Science Centre Charitable Trust;
  • Glasgow Science Centre Limited; and
  • Glasgow Science Centre (Trading) Limited.

You can see this scheme on the Commissioner’s website at www.itspublicknowledge.info or by contacting us at the address below.

The purpose of this Guide to Information is to:

  • allow you to see what information is available (and what is not available) in relation to each class,
  • state what charges may be applied
  • explain how you can find the information easily
  • provide contact details for enquiries and to get help with accessing the information
  • explain how to request information we hold that has not been published

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Where information has been updated or superseded, only the current version will be available.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.

A list of classes and a description of available documents is found in the table below.

Class

Description

Available Information

1
About Glasgow Science Centre

Information about Glasgow Science Centre, who we are, where to find us, how to contact us, how we are managed and our external relations.
  • Memo and Articles of Association for Glasgow Science Centre Charitable Trust (PDF)

  • Memo and Articles of Association for Glasgow Science Centre Limited (PDF)

  • Memo and Articles of Association for Glasgow Science Centre (Trading) Limited (PDF)

  • Statutory Accounts for Glasgow Science Centre Charitable Trust for year ended 31st March 2015 (PDF)

  • Statutory Accounts for Glasgow Science Centre Limited Trust for year ended 31st March 2015 (PDF)

  • Statutory Accounts for Glasgow Science Centre (Trading) Limited for year ended 31st March 2015 (PDF)

  • Statutory Accounts for earlier years are available if you request them via email

2
How Glasgow Science Centre delivers its functions and services

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

3
How Glasgow Science Centre takes decisions and what it has decided

Information about the decisions we take, how we make decisions and how we involve others.
  • Minutes of Board Meeting. Request via email

4
What Glasgow Science Centre spends and how it spends 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).
  • Statutory Accounts for Glasgow Science Centre Charitable Trust for year ended 31st March 2015. (PDF)

  • Statutory Accounts for Glasgow Science Centre Limited Trust for year ended 31st March 2015. (PDF)

  • Statutory Accounts for Glasgow Science Centre (Trading) Limited for year ended 31st March 2015. (PDF)

5
How Glasgow Science Centre manages its human, physical and information resources

Information about how we manage human, physical and information resources.
  • Human Resource policies, procedures and guidelines (Recruitment, pay, learning and development, Discipline, Grievance, Dignity at Work, Equal opportunities). Request via email

  • Organisational chart. Request via email

  • Health, safety and environmental policies. Request via email

6
How Glasgow Science Centre procures goods and services from external providers

Information about how we procure goods and services, and our contracts with external providers.
  • Procurement policies and procedures.Request via email

  • Anti-bribery policy and procedure. Request via email

  • Details of contracts awards for contracts advertised. Request via email

7
How Glasgow Science Centre is performing

Information about how Glasgow Science Centre performs as an organisation, and how well it delivers its functions and services.
  • Statutory Accounts for Glasgow Science Centre Charitable Trust for year ended 31st March 2015 (PDF)

  • Statutory Accounts for Glasgow Science Centre Limited Trust for year ended 31st March 2015 (PDF)

  • Statutory Accounts for Glasgow Science Centre (Trading) Limited for year ended 31st March 2015 (PDF)

8
Our Commercial publications

Information packages made available for sale on a commercial basis and sold at market value through a retail outlet, e.g. bookshop, museum or research journal. Glasgow Science Centre has no information available in this class.

Availability and formats

The information we publish through the model scheme is, wherever possible, available on our website. We offer alternative arrangements for people who do not want to, or cannot, access the information online or by inspection at our premises. For example, we can usually arrange to send information to you in paper copy (although there may be a charge for this).

Charges

This section explains when we may make a charge for our publications and how any charge will be calculated.

There is no charge to view information on our website or at our premises.

We may charge for providing information to you e.g., photocopying and postage, but we will charge you no more than it actually costs us to do so. We will always tell you what the cost is before providing the information to you.

Our photocopying charge per sheet of paper is shown below:

  • Black and white photocopying
    Size of paper / Pence per sheet of paper
    A4 / 10p
  • Colour photocopying
    Size of paper / Pence per sheet of paper
    A4 / 30p

Information provided on CD-ROM will be charged at 50p per computer disc. Postage costs will be recharged at the rate we paid to send the information to you.

When providing copies of pre-printed publications, we will charge no more than the cost per copy of the total print run. We do not pass on any other costs to you in relation to our published information.

Exempt information

We will publish the information we hold that falls within the classes of information above. If a document contains information that is exempt under Scotland’s freedom of information laws (for example sensitive personal information or a trade secret), we may remove or redact the information before publication but we will explain why.

Copyright

Where Glasgow Science Centre holds the copyright in its published information, the information may be copied or reproduced without formal permission, provided that:

  • it is copied or reproduced accurately;
  • it is not used in a misleading context, and;
  • the source of the material is identified

Where Glasgow Science Centre does not hold the copyright in information we publish, we will make this clear.

Other Model Publication information requests

You can contact us for assistance with any aspect of this publication scheme:

Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow, G51 1EA

informationrequests@glasgowsciencecentre.org

We will also be pleased to advise you how to ask for information that we do not publish or how to complain if you are dissatisfied with any aspect of this publication scheme.

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