Home Page > Council and government > Access to information

Access to information

We want to keep you informed about what we are doing and provide public information in a number of different ways.

  • News headlines
    Publication of the latest key news headlines from Council services. Find out what is happening in the local area.
    Find out more...
  • Press releases
    All recent press releases from the council are published to the website so that you can keep up to date.
    Find out more...
  • Public notices
    Public information notices are announcements that local authorities are legally required to publish. Public Notices inform people of changes to services, such as road closures.
    Find out more...
  • Interpretation and translation services
    Our Council provides telephone interpreting and translation services in several ways to help a person whose first language is not English. We also assist with sign language interpretation for people who are hearing impaired.
    Find out more...
  • Freedom of Information
    The Council provides information requested under the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. This Act also provides advice and assistance to the public on how to access appropriate information.
    Find out more...
  • Data protection
    The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) provides you with a right of access to information held about you and regulates how Dumfries and Galloway Council collects, processes, stores and where appropriate, discloses personal information held by computer and/or in manual files.
    Find out more...
  • Publication Scheme
    The purpose of a Publication Scheme is to ensure that information is available to the public without the need to make specific requests.
    Find out more...
  • Census information
    A Census is taken by the Registrar General for Scotland with the approval of Parliament. The Census collects information about the characteristics of people and households in the country. It is used by central and local government, health authorities and many other organisations to allocate resources and plan services for everyone.
    Find out more...
  • Copyright - Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005
    The Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005 came into force on 1 July 2005. As the title suggests, the purpose of the Regulations is to establish a framework that provides for the effective re-use of public sector information.
    Find out more...
  • Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004
    The Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 apply to Scottish Public Authorities and give the public rights to see information related to the environment.
    Find out more...
  • Information Sharing
    Scottish Accord for the Sharing of Personal Information. Dumfries and Galloway partner agencies - Council, NHS, Fire and Rescue and Constabulary - have agreed, and signed up, to a new data sharing framework, the Scottish Accord for the Sharing of Personal Information (SASPI).
    Find out more...

Related Information

Contact Dumfries and Galloway Council T: 030 33 33 3000

Council Offices
English Street

Comments, Compliments and Complaints