Orkney & Shetland

Valuation Joint Board



The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, at section 1, gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by Scottish Public Authorities, sets out exemptions from that right and places a number of obligations on Public Authorities. From January 1st 2005 any person who makes a request to a Public Authority for information must be informed whether the Public Authority holds that information and, subject to certain exemptions, be supplied with that information. Section 1 comes into force on 1st January 2005.

In addition to the general right of access in section1, public authorities are required to adopt and maintain a publication scheme setting out the classes of information they publish, or intends to publish, the manner in which it intends to publish the information and whether a charge will be made for the information. The purpose of a Publication Scheme is to ensure a significant amount of information is available without the need for a specific request. Publication Schemes are intended to encourage organisations to publish more information pro-actively and to develop a greater culture of openness.

The Orkney and Shetland Valuation Joint Board and the Assessor for Orkney and Shetland have agreed to adopt the Freedom of Information Commissioner’s “Model Publication Scheme” and have published a “Joint Guide to Information” as part of this commitment. The Guide is available for viewing or downloading by clicking on the hyperlink below and is valid for 3 years from 31 Oct 2017.

  Data Protection Policy
  Data Retention Policy
  Data Security Policy
  Privacy Notice -Assessor
  Privacy Notice -ERO
Privacy Notice -VJB
Records Retention - Rating
Records Retention - Electoral Registration
Records Retention - Council Tax
Records Retention - Corporate
Policy Statement on Special Category Data