Parades and Processions

Public Processions, Parades and Marches

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

From 1st April 2007, following a review by the Scottish Government, the rules governing public processions, marches and parades changed.  From this date, organisers of public processions, marches and parades must give the Council at least 28 days notice of an intention to hold a public procession rather than the existing 7 days.

To ensure that communities are aware of public processions, marches and parades in their area, the Council will publish details of all applications for public processions, marches and parades on their website.  Details of public processions applied for can be viewed by area on the links below and further information on processions, marches and parades in your area can be obtained by contacting the relevant officer below.

Organisations or Members of the public who wish to be advised of a parade, procession or march may request to be added into the notification process by completing and returning the Opt In registration form opposite.

If you wish to comment on a parade which is planned in your area, you can do so in writing to the address shown on this page, at least 2 weeks before the public procession is due to take place.

Applications Form

Inverness, Nairn and Badenoch and Strathspey


Michael Elsey,
Senior Licensing Officer,
Chief Executive’s Office
Town House,
IV1 1JJ.
Tel: (01463) 785098

Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross


Iona Cook/Geraldine Sutherland
Chief Executive’s Office
Government Buildings
Girnigoe Street
Tel: (01955) 609508

Ross, Skye and Lochaber


Alasdair Mackenzie
Chief Executive’s Office
Tigh na Sgire
Park Lane
Isle of Skye
IV51 9GP
Tel: (01478) 613826