Democracy Matters: Regional Deliberation Events come to Oban

Join us in Oban for the latest in our programme of events across the country.

Since May this year the organisations behind the Local Governance Review have been encouraging community groups to hold Democracy Matters conversations across the country. The ideas generated through 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, we will be holding a series of regional events to bring together those who have already had Democracy Matters conversations and others who have not yet had the chance to reflect on the emerging themes, and what these tell us about what needs to happen next.

We want to hear from you

We are inviting you to have your say on the themes and issues that have arisen from Democracy Matters conversations that have been happening across the country.

Find out more about the Local Governance Review & Democracy Matters Conversations, meet the team at one of two events in Oban and discuss your views and ideas about how we can bring decision making to a community level. This is a free informal workshop style event, but you need to book your place via the links below.

These events are open to everyone - we encourage everyone to take part and share their ideas, but feel free to say as little or as much as you like.

The venues are fully accessible, please get in touch if you have any questions or need more information. We will try to accommodate any requirements you have to make attending this event as easy as possible for you. Let us know your requirements and we will try to make any reasonable adjustments to make this event easy for you to take part in.

Please let us know in advance if you would like us to try to meet any requirements either by emailing or call Steven on 0131 2440673.

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.

Who is this event for?

This event is open to everyone! All welcome, whether you're an interested member of the public, working professional or a student. We encourage everyone to take part and share their ideas, but feel free to say as little or as much as you like.

More info

Can't make it? Submit an idea online here:

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