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Public Procession Notifications and How to Make a Representation

This page gives details of current notifications of proposals to hold public processions in West Lothian, information of processions already approved for this year and information regarding previously approved processions.

The role of the council in facilitating processions

The council is required by law to facilitate processions and has very limited powers to prevent a procession from taking place and very limited powers to impose conditions on parades. In particular in terms of the legislation it would not be possible for the Council to prescribe what a particular procession should be comprised of.

Details of current proposals to hold a procession

Information on notifications of proposed processions can be found here Tell Me Scotland

Receiving notification of processions in your area

If you wish to receive notifications of proposed processions in your area you can register to receive these through the Tell Me Scotlandwebsite. That website allows public notices from across the country to be published in a single location for the first time. By registering you will receive text or email alerts regarding notices affecting your area. You can also use the website to search for live and archived notices.

Submitting a representation to a proposal to hold a procession

Details of all upcoming processions can be obtained by clicking on the Tell Me Scotland link above. If you wish to submit a representation regarding a proposed procession you should do so in writing to the Licensing Team referring to the statutory considerations outlined in the guidance note  Guidance on Representation Regarding a Procession Notification [226KB]  which includes a form which you can complete before submitting a representation. You must ensure that your email or letter is received before the objection deadline specified in the notice. More information on the council's role in facilitating processions can be found here Holding Public Processions (Parades)

Approved processions 2022
Previously approved processions;
Complaints regarding the organisation of processions or the behaviour of participants should be made to Police Scotland by calling 101.