The Right to Really Know campaign was launched in December 1999 and was developed to raise awareness of issues relating to Freedom of Information and, in particular, access to environmental information in Scotland.  As part of the campaign, Friends of the Earth Scotland decided to test the effectiveness of the current legislation and guidelines on information held by public authorities. The main aim of the research was to identify problems within the current system and to use this information to inform the development of the new system proposed by the Executive.  The results of the campaign are described below and plans are discussed for future work under the Access All Areas campaign.

The Right to Really Know – Report of Phase 1