How to petition

Step 1 - be informed: learn what you can petition about and how the process works-

Read our guidance How to Submit a Public Petition

Watch our video and animated guide on the Petitions Process.

Visit the languages section of the Parliament's website for information on petitioning the Scottish Parliament in a language other than English.

If you have a query about our guidance or the petitions process, please contact the clerking team for assistance.

Step 2 - register online: once you have read the guidance, please register below -

No special software is needed to use the online system.  Your registration details are held only by the clerking team and are not made public - only your name will be published with the petition.  Once you have completed your petition, you simply submit it online to the clerking team who will contact you to discuss the next steps.

Please contact the clerking team for assistance if you experience difficulty registering an account.  A Word template can be provided.

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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Formal Rules

Find our more about the formal rules which govern the petitions process

Contact Us

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

Contact: 0131 348 5254