Everyone has a legal right to see information from Scottish public authorities. You don’t have to say who you are or why you want the information. And if the public authority refuses to give it to you, they must tell you why, and the Information Commissioner can overrule them.

Want to know about Freedom of Information, but too afraid to ask?

On Wednesday July 11, the Centre for Carbon Innovation, 15 South College Street is hosting an evening event on how FOI works and how you can make it work for you.

Speakers include leading environmental journalist Rob Edwards and Irish blogger and journalist Gavin Sheridan, with more to be announced. Learn about what FOI is and how it works, in Scotland and abroad, and how you can best use information from FOIs in your work.

The evening will kick off at 6.15pm with talks followed by a relaxed Q+A session (event should last about an hour and a half in total). We’ll follow that up with both a space in a pub and a large table at Mother India Cafe for those who want to sit down for some food.

Tickets are free but there will be a suggested donation of £5 on the door. Here’s where you can reserve your tickets: