Information about the scheme
Our Guide to Information (or publication scheme as described in law)
It is the statutory duty of specified public bodies to have a publication scheme.
This duty applies to Scottish housing associations, including Blue Triangle (Glasgow) Housing Association Limited.
As part of this duty, we must:
- adopt and maintain a scheme explaining what information we publish;
- publish information in line with our publication scheme; and
- review our scheme from time to time.
Details about what our publication scheme covers are explained below.
Note: Our scheme must also be approved by the Scottish Information Commissioner.
1.2. How to access our information scheme
You can access this information on our website, or at an office that is accessible to you. This information is provided free of charge.
If you want a printed copy of the information in the Information Scheme, then we apply the following charges. These charges are limited so that public access to information is promoted.
Our charges for providing any information detailed in this guide are summarised below:
View at our office
Print in black and white
(per side of paper)
10p per A4 sheet
20p per A3 sheet
Print in colour
(per side of paper)
20p per A4 sheet
40p per A3 sheet
50p per CD-ROM
Posted document/CD Rom
Postage costs may be recharged at the rate we paid to send the information to you.
Our charge is for sending information by Royal Mail First Class.
Note: If you want information that we publish in a format other than online, then please contact us at to arrange.
1.3. Other guidance
This section explains three main issues, namely:
- information that we are not obliged to disclose;
- how long information is held in our publication scheme; and
- copyright and re-use of information.
Information that we are not obliged to disclose
We actively promote your rights to access our information. However, the law sets out information that is exempt from publishing.
Should any information that you request involve such information, we will advise you accordingly.
We must also comply with our statutory duties under relevant data protection law concerning disclosure relating to personal data.
How long do we keep information in our information scheme
We keep information in our information scheme as long as this is relevant.
If we review our policy documents, then we only publish the new version after it has been updated and approved. This is done to avoid confusion.
Copyright and re-use of information
If we hold the copyright to our published information, then you may copy and/or reproduce this without formal permission as long as:
- the information is copied accurately;
- the information is not used in any misleading context or way; and
- the source of the information is identified.
If we do not hold copyright to any published information, then we will specify this clearly on our document. Such information may be subject to copyright and any usage must comply with copyright law.
More information about copyright is available in our section below under specific guidance.
1.4. Source of our information scheme
Our publication scheme is based on the model guidance provided by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations. This guidance has been approved by the Scottish Information Commissioner.
For further information about this scheme and freedom of information law, refer to the Scottish Information Commissioner site.
Specific guidance about copyright law and freedom of information is available here.
1.5. Our information scheme explained
Our information scheme provides information listed under certain categories or “classes” of information.
Classes of information
- about Blue Triangle (Glasgow) Housing Association Limited;
- how we deliver our functions and services;
- how we take decisions and what we have decided;
- what we spend and how we spend it;
- how we manage our resources;
- how we procure goods and services from external providers;
- how we are performing;
1.6. Advice and support
Please refer to our separate section regarding advice and support options. This section also explains how we provide accessible services.