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Digital engagement keeps public consultations going

Engaging the public in plans to develop their local area is vital. Social distancing rules put in place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, make traditional ways of doing this impractical.

We’ve learned from colleagues and partners across the public and private sectors about some innovative approaches being taken to keep consultation going. The new ways of working are proving popular. More people are being reached, and more people are giving their views and opinion.

Here are some examples you might like to try, and guidance for planning public events.


Digital engagement examples

A selection of examples from across Scotland.

View list of digital engagement examples


Digital options

An overview of some options you might want to explore with the features they offer.

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Last Updated: 29 Jul 2020

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Social distancing rules make traditional ways of consulting the public impractical. We share examples of digital solutions partners are using to reach people and gather their views.