Democracy Matters regional events

(adapted from an email from the Scottish Government)

Scottish Government is inviting communities to have their say on the themes and issues that have arisen from Democracy Matters conversations that have been happening across the country.

Free informal workshop style events will be taking place across Scotland and will be an opportunity to find out more about the Local Governance Review & Democracy Matters Conversations, meet the team and discuss views and ideas about how Scottish Government can bring decision making to a community level.

What is the Local Governance Review?

Scottish Government and COSLA jointly launched the Local Governance Review to consider how powers, responsibilities and resources are shared across national and local government and with communities.

The aim is to strengthen local democracy to improve outcomes in local communities, grow Scotland’s economy for everyone’s benefit, and ensure local communities have more say about how public services in their area are run. More info:

Since May this year the organisations behind the Local Governance Review have been encouraging community groups to hold Democracy Matters conversations with communities of place and interest across the country. The outcomes of these conversations are being gathered and will ensure that the outcomes of the review focus on what local people have identified.

To round off this engagement phase Scottish Government has committed to holding a series of regional events to bring together those who have already had Democracy Matters conversations and those new to the conversation to share and discuss the feedback received so far.

For a full list of these events, please visit

Link to all events
Tuesday 20th November Edinburgh
Wednesday 21st November Dundee
Thursday 22nd November Aberdeen
Monday 26th November Irvine
Wednesday 28th November Inverness
Wednesday 28th November Lerwick
Thursday 29th November Glasgow
Wednesday 5th December (afternoon) Oban
Wednesday 5th December (evening) Oban