West Lothian Council holds the copyright for the vast majority of information in this publication scheme.
All of this information can be copied or reproduced (but not re-used - see below) without our formal permission, provided it is copied or reproduced accurately, is not used in a misleading context, and provided that the source of the material is identified.
The publication scheme may however, contain information where the copyright holder is not West Lothian Council. In most cases, the copyright holder will be obvious from the documents. In cases where the copyright is unclear however, it is the responsibility of the person accessing the information to locate and seek the permission of the copyright holder before reproducing the material or in any other way breaching the rights of the copyright holder.
Information about Crown copyright material is available from the Queen's Printer for Scotland. The council can provide you with a copy of this information if you do not have internet access.
Re-use of Public Sector Information
Access to the information does not mean that copyright has been waived, nor does it give the recipient the right to re-use the information for a commercial purpose. If you intend to re-use information obtained from the scheme, and you are unsure whether you have the right to do so, you are advised to make a request to West Lothian Council to re-use the information. Your request will be considered under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015 (RPSIs), for which a charge may be imposed. In the event that a charge is payable, you will be advised what this is and how it has been calculated. If you would like more information on the re-use of information, please contact:
West Lothian Council
West Lothian Civic Centre
Howden South Road
Telephone: 01506 280000
Guidance on the RPSI regulations can also be found on the National Archives website.