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Marches and Processions

Public processions, marches and parades are all licensed by the Council who work closely with Police Scotland to ensure that these events are organised in a safe manner and cause minimal disruption and inconvenience.

The rules governing public processions, marches and parades require that organisers of public processions, marches and parades must give the Council at least 28 days notice of an intention to hold a public procession.

If you wish to apply, please complete the Notice of Proposal to Hold a Public Procession form, including Risk Assessment and Code of Conduct, which you must agree and adhere to.

The document is available from the Related Downloads section on this page.

If you require further information about this topic please contact the Licensing Team, Legal Services, on telephone: 01856873535 extensions 2229 or 2232 or via email.

If you would like to see someone in person to discuss a licensing matter please contact the Licensing Team to make an appointment.

Data Protection Information - Civic and Miscellaneous Licensing

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018.

Application forms and guidance issued by Orkney Islands Council (the Council) in relation to civic and miscellaneous licences will be updated.

In the meantime, an information sheet accompanies documentation provided to applicants and is published in the 'Related Downloads' section on this page.

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