IMPORTANT: Get involved and have your say on Scotland's Open Government Action Plan!


Let’s make Scotland work for you!

Do you have an idea for how government could be done differently in Scotland? Perhaps more participatory budgeting, more information on public finances or greater understanding of how policy decisions are made? If so, we need your help to make open government the new normal in Scotland.

In June and July 2018 the Scottish Government and Open Government Network will be inviting the public and civil society organisations to share their ideas that can help make government in Scotland work better for its people.

There are a number of ways to have your say.

Attend an event

Join us at locations across Scotland for a series of events where you can tell us in person your ideas for change. Find out more and register.

Submit an idea online

From Tuesday 29th May, you will be able to submit your own ideas online and browse the ideas that people are discussing.

Help us spread the word!

We need your help to get the message out about our plans to develop Scotland’s next Open Government Action Plan.

Can you share via your newsletters, repost our blog or pass on our leaflet to your networks and peers?

What happens with your input?

Once the crowdsourcing of ideas has finished the team will analyse all the input ahead of a meeting of the OGP Steering Group, which consists of eight network members and eight government officials. The OGP Steering Group will use your input to develop between three and five commitments that will make up Scotland’s second Open Government Action Plan, which must be ready by the end of July 2018.

Please get in touch with us if you require more information or if you have any questions.


Paul Bradley - Network Coordinator
Emma Harvey - Scottish Government