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If you intend to hold a public procession, march or parade in East Ayrshire you must submit a notice of proposal to hold a public procession to East Ayrshire Council's licensing section. Licensing work closely with Police Scotland to ensure that these events are organised in a safe manner and cause minimal disruption and inconvenience.

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.


If you wish to make an application, please complete our notice of proposal to hold a public procession and risk assessment form. You must also agree and adhere to the code of conduct.

Details of applications

To ensure that communities are aware of public processions, marches and parades in their area, we will publish details of all applications on our website. These details are also forwarded to all organisations on the Council's opt-in list. View details of public processions applied for, pending and decisions taken. 

Contact Information

Licensing Board Administration
London Road
East Ayrshire
Telephone: 07557 168826