Participatory budgeting website for Scotland

The Scottish Government has launched web portal PB Scotland to act as a central location for information, news and resources about ‘participatory budgeting’ in Scotland. This follows a national training programme for local authorities.

Participatory budgeting is a way for local people to have a direct say in how, and where, public funds can be used to address local requirements. Senscot Bulletin reckons that this is “something worth keeping tabs on” – the Scottish Community Alliance is involved in the working group overseeing developments.

UPDATE: Third Force News has an article about PB, including a look at the Lochaber PB pilot.