Lobbying Register Guidance

The Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016 requires the Parliament to publish guidance on the operation of the Act.

We were assisted in this process by the Lobbying Register Working Group. 

The first edition of the Parliamentary Guidance was published in January 2018. It is supplemented by Common Scenarios and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). An introductory leaflet is also available to download.


Parliamentary Guidance - 1st Edition (502KB pdf) 

Common Scenarios (444KB pdf)

FAQs (287KB pdf)

Lobbying Register - Information Leaflet (203KB pdf)

How to submit a Nil Return (636KB pdf)

How to submit Information Returns using bulk upload (726KB pdf) 

Information Returns - good practice examples for different scenarios (2MB pdf)

Lobbying Register Team - Ten Top Tips (83KB pdf)

Contact Us

If you have any questions, or want to get in touch, please contact:

Lobbying Register Team


The Scottish Parliament, EH99 1SP

Email: lobbying@parliament.scot

0131 348 5408

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