Register of Public Processions Please note: You will need permission to hold a procession or parade.

Scottish Government Guidance on holding marches and public processions (Subject to Change).

See our Planned Roadworks page for up-to-date information on all road closures. All upcoming processions are published there.

Stirling Council authorises public demonstrations, marches and parades and works closely with Police Scotland to ensure that these events are organised in a safe manner and cause minimal disruption or inconvenience. 

Scottish Government review

Following a review by the Scottish Government, the rules governing public processions, marches and parades have been changed and organisers must give the Council at least 28 days notice of an intention to hold a public procession rather than the previous seven days which were required.

Public Awareness

To ensure that communities are aware of public processions, marches and parades in their area, we will publish details of all approved applications on our website. 

Policy and Guidelines

The Council’s “Policy, Guidance and Standard Conditions for Organisers and Participants” operates within the guidance issued by Scottish Ministers to local authorities on 12 December 2006 under Section 65A of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982.  It sets out what the Council needs to take account of when assessing notifications to hold a procession.  It also sets out the steps that the Council should take when considering whether it is necessary for it to prevent a procession from taking place or place conditions on it under Part V of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982.

To submit a notification

If you wish to submit a notification, please complete the online form and remember to complete the risk assessment form also.

Alternatively please download and complete the notification and risk assessment forms below.
Note: you also must agree and adhere to the Council’s Guidance and Standard Conditions.

We require 28 days' notice for all notifications and a copy of your notifications will be sent to Police Scotland.

Last updated: Friday, September 16, 2022 12:17 PM