About the Campaign

This campaign arises from a simple idea: that human beings flourish when they have control over their own lives.

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Who's already in?

Our Democracy is a loose and open coalition of organisations, campaigners and politicians who are dedicated to improving our local democracy. If you want to work with us, we want to hear from you.

Coalition members include:

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Get Involved

There has never been a more exciting time to get involved in the campaign for a better local democracy. Moreover, there has never been a time when it has been more needed. 

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Events

Click on past events to find out more about what they discussed at their Act As If council

25Apr, 2017

Oban

The Corran Halls7-9.30pm
23Apr, 2017

Stirling

Braeport Centre, Dunblane, FK15 0AT11am
18Mar, 2017

Dundee

The Shore, 15 Shore Terrace, Dundee, DD1 3DN10.30
04Feb, 2017

Govan

Pearce Institute11.30am — 2pm
14Jan, 2017

Kirriemuir

Kirriemuir Old Parish Church11am

Acting up already

send your own acting up stories to hello@ourdemocracy.scot

People in Denmark's cities got creative with their empty spaces

People in Denmark’s cities got creative with their empty spaces

Frome ripped up the rule book and revolutionised their local elections

Frome ripped up the rule book and revolutionised their local elections

The Swedish model shows the collective bargaining power of tenants

The Swedish model shows the collective bargaining power of tenants

People in Fintry use income from their wind turbine to build a more sustainable community

People in Fintry use income from their wind turbine to build a more sustainable community

After successfully reclaiming their land, the Misak indigeonous people of Colombia built a method for envisioning their collective future

After successfully reclaiming their land, the Misak indigeonous people of Colombia built a method for envisioning their collective future

Cumnock Action Plan provides a place for the community to set out their priorities in a coherent vision

Cumnock Action Plan provides a place for the community to set out their priorities in a coherent vision

People gathered to think about the future of their town centre in Dumfries

People gathered to think about the future of their town centre in Dumfries

High school pupils in Cochabamba experiment in how school representatives are elected

High school pupils in Cochabamba experiment in how school representatives are elected

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