We want to hear your voice!

We want to hear your voice and the voices of your friends and neighbours in a discussion about local communities deciding their own future.

The way we live our lives is constantly changing; just think of all the changes that have happened in your lifetime. Democracy is changing too. It used to be that most citizens were content to cast their vote and then leave the decisions to others. Increasingly people want to share in making those decisions, or at least have a greater understanding as to why certain decisions have been made on their behalf. In order to make democracy work better for everyone, and especially for those who feel left out, we are asking people all over Scotland to consider a short set of questions.


To join the conversation, register here:

Newmachar – Tuesday 25th September, Axis Centre.

Inverurie – Tuesday 2nd October, Grampian Opportunities, 50 West High Street

Westhill – Wednesday 3rd October, SensationALL old school house

Kintore – Monday 8th October, The Bothie

Kemnay – Tuesday 9th October, Village Hall


Your Community. Your Ideas. Your Voice.

More information about the consultation is available on the Scottish Government website:

There is also a short animation available on YouTube:

Democracy Matters – Scottish Government video.








The consultation document is also available as a PDF document that you can download from the Scottish Government website.  This includes more background about the consultation and lets you see the questions we’ll be discussing:

Democracy Matters – Consultation document

Democracy Matters – Consultation document (Easy Read version)