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Apply to hold an event

If you wish to hold an event in a public space or road please fill in the application form making sure that you read the terms and conditions carefully.

If you would like to hold an event in a Park or Green Space please contact Parks.

You do not need to fill in an application if your event will be held on private land.  For promotional activity please contact JCDecaux.



Street Party & Play Street Events

As a street party/Play Street event requires a temporary closure of the road (TTRO), you will need to complete the Public Space Events Application Form (see above download). This should be returned to Events at the earliest opportunity (12 weeks in advance).

For further information, please read our guide to hosting street party and Play Street events available below.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Advice for Event Organisers

The Scottish Government has announced updated guidelines in Scotland. From 24 January 2022, restrictions on attendances at events (including indoor), physical distancing and seated alcohol consumption requirements in hospitality and leisure have been removed from regulations.

From 28 February 2022, the legal requirement to show a COVID-19 vaccine certificate or a record of a recent negative COVID-19 test (LFD or PCR) result to enter any premises or attend any event is lifted.

Businesses and event organisers may however wish to check their customers’ COVID-19 status on a voluntary basis as a way to make their customers feel safer.

All live events should continue to follow requirements on face coverings and guidance on ventilation, hygiene and cleaning, and any other relevant mitigation measures.

•    Scottish Government: Coronavirus (COVID-19): vaccine certification update
•    EventScotland coronavirus guidance for event organisers