Public processions, marches and demonstrations
How we consider notifications
We consult with Strathclyde Police and consider a range of issues that help decide whether the procession should be allowed, refused or granted with conditions such as a change of route.
Considering any risk to the public and threat to public order now covers:
- public safety
- public order
- damage to property
- disruption to the life of the community
- whether the march (either alone or with other events would impose too great a burden on the police
- the effect of previous processions
We must examine all the factors before deciding whether it would be appropriate to prevent a procession or put conditions on it. We need to make sure that any restrictions placed on a procession can be justified and do not affect the rights of those who want to march.
Decisions are taken by a sub-group of the Licensing Committee or the Executive Director of Corporate Resources in consultation with the Head of Legal Services.
For more information see the Review of Marches and Parades in Scotland: Report of the Working Group.
Pages in Public processions, marches and demonstrations
- Public processions, marches and demonstrations
- Notifications of public processions
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- Receiving notice of proposed processions - the "opt-in" list
- Further information