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Parliamentary Recess

The Parliament is in recess from 23 August to 21 September 2014 (inclusive). Any petitions submitted during this period may take some time to appear.

Scottish Independence Referendum Act 2013

In accordance with Schedule 4 of the Scottish Independence Referendum Act 2013 (the Act) any material wholly or mainly relating to the referendum and published between 30 May and 18 September 2014 must contain the author and publisher’s name and address. Any petitions submitted during this period and containing such material must therefore contain a petitioner’s name and address. Any written submissions to individual petitions also containing such material must also include the author’s name and address. If you are petitioning or submitting material on behalf of an organisation, please provide the organisation’s address. 

If you have any questions on this or any other matter, please do not hesitate to contact the clerking team.

Creating your petition is simple

You are satisfied that the issue you want to raise is a national one which the Scottish Parliament could consider and not a local issue, and you have attempted to resolve this beforehand. What next?

The online petition form is the easiest and most convenient way to create and submit your petition. First, you need to register and create an account. Your registration details are held only by the clerking team and are not made public. The only details that will be published is your petition and your name.

Registering allows you to easily save your petition as you go so that the information you add is saved. You can return to it when you want, or create another petition.

No special software is needed. Once you have completed your petition you simply submit it to the clerking team.

New Users

Register your account

You need to register and create an account before you can create your petition.

This way you can:

- view your petitions
- monitor progress
- amend your petitions

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Existing Users

Access your account, submit a petition & check the progress of your petition.

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You can also submit your petition by using the Word or PDF versions below of the petition template. This template is also available in a range of languages (see link below to the languages section of the Scottish Parliament website). If you have specific needs regarding the template, please contact the clerking team. Once you have completed the template it should be e-mailed to the clerking team (see 'Contact us' box on the right for e-mail address).

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Before you start

Before you start work on your petition, have you tried to resolve the issue perhaps by raising it with your MSP or appropriate public body e.g. your council, health board? Have their been any decisions or announcements on the issue maybe by the Scottish Government? If so, please give details. Have you gathered all the necessary information for your petition?

Contact Us

If you need help or want more information contact the clerking team for assistance.

Contact: 0131 348 5254