New website focuses on Participatory Budgeting

Screenshot from PB Scotland website
Norette Ferns

A new website will act as a central location for information, news and resources about Participatory Budgeting in Scotland.

Participatory budgeting (PB) is recognised as a way for local people to have a direct say in how, and where, public funds can be used to address local requirements.

Different PB models exist, although it normally involves members of the community deciding through a voting process how to spend part of the budget of a public agency such as a local authority.

The PB Scotland website has lots of information about Participatory Budgeting and examples on how it is currently working in Scotland, including initiatives in Angus, Fife and Midlothian.

Marco Biagi, Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment, said:

"I hope you find the new website useful as a source of information and a platform to showcase your PB activity, whether already underway or planned for the future."

You'll find the PB Scotland website at