Part 1: Crown Office Records Crown Office files are subject to both the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and the Data Protection Act 1998.
The NRS holds the following Crown Office files concerning the trial of Peter Manuel. Having reviewed the information contained within these files the Crown Office has deemed them either open or exempt. Open information may be viewed in the NRS’s Historical Search Room at General Register House. As the files are not stored on site, we require 24 hours notice to produce them. The table below identifies any information considered exempt from disclosure. Under FOI, the Crown Office must review these decisions in the light of any further requests to view this information.
Before the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act came into force in January 2005, many Crown Office records were closed for 75-100 years. As it was
impossible to undertake a wholesale review of all Crown Office files when FOI came into force, this term is still in use for items which have not yet been the