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 impact of the Coronavirus (COVID -19) continues to have a significant impact on the processing of licence applications.

If you need to get in touch with the Licensing Team, please do so by email to the following address:

Email enquiries will be prioritised and responded to on a priority/urgent basis. We cannot accept phone calls at present.

In the meantime, applications for licences and permits (with the exception of hire car applications, please refer to the hire car webpages for details of how to make these) should be posted to the

Licensing Team,
West Lothian Council,
Civic Centre,
EH54 6FF

along with cheques or postal orders for payment of any fee required and copies of all required supporting documentation. 

If you are unable to post your application and fee please contact the Licensing Team by email.

Please be aware that there will likely be delays in the processing of applications due to changes in working conditions at present. 

If you are an event organiser you should note that when possible applicants will be able to email amended applications for events which have been postponed due to Covid-19 as long as the details of the event remain exactly the same and only the event date is changing, any other changes to event details will require a new application to be submitted in the usual manner.   

Details of current proposals to hold a procession

Information on notifications of proposed processions can be found on the Tell Me Scotland website;

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 Scotland website. 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 Icon for pdf Guidance on Representation Regarding a Procession Notification [226.99KB] 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.

Approved processions in 2020

Complaints regarding the organisation of processions or the behaviour of participants should be made to Police Scotland by calling 101.

Previously approved processions