Constitution for Scotland Public Consultation Hub

Guidelines to submitting a proposed amendment or comment.

Proposed Amendments must not contain active links and should have a headline starting with the Section number followed by no more than  6 words. Preferably these will contain a key word(s) outlining the content. The content must not exceed 75 words and as far as possible, follow the style of the Model Constitution.

Comments should not exceed 100 words and relate to a specific amendment. Monitors will remove Items exceeding these limits but Users may resubmit in compliant form.

Each Section has its own dedicated pages. Keeping your amendments  and comments closely focused on this particular theme will make it easier for others to vote.

If you are considering adding an amendment you should first scrutinise existing proposals.

Please ignore spelling or grammatical errors and avoid submitting a separate amendment which is only marginally different from the original Section or a pre-existing proposal because this may split the vote and result in both being down rated.

Finally, if you are convinced that an important matter of principle remains missing from the model Constitution and the published amendments you may propose an entirely new Section, observing the 6 word headline and 75 word content limit and address it to  Viable proposals for New Sections will be considered by the Trustees for adding to the Model Constitution with the same facilities for comment, amendment & voting.Before proposing an entirely new Section please scrutinise all existing Sections & amendments as you are will require to demonstrate why it cannot be dealt with by amendment to an existing Section or amendment.

Monitors will observe the recognised conventions for the removal of submissions containing inappropriate content and reserve the right to suspend further user access. 

Posting Terms, Conditions and Moderation

This online public consultation allows you the opportunity to post comments that will remain publicly viewable on this website. The site therefore operates a moderation policy to ensure that comments are appropriate and not harmful to others.

Moderation is performed by organisation(s) who will be responsible for moderation in accordance with the terms set out below.

Moderators may occasionally post comments but will be clearly identify by the suffix (CfS) following their User name.

Comments which include any of the following will be deleted:

  • Threats or incitements to violence
  • Use of obscenity
  • Duplicative or substantially duplicative postings by the same person or entity
  • Postings seeking employment or containing advertisements for a commercial product or service
  • Information posted in violation of law, including libel, condoning or encouraging illegal activity, revealing classified information, or infringing on a copyright or trademark.

While we invite open participation and diverse viewpoints to be shared, this is the main purpose of the Constitution for Scotland Consultation Hub. Accordingly, moderators reserve the right to remove posts which do not address some aspect of that purpose. In particular, proposed amendments) should, as far as possible, follow the word style used in the Model Constitution addressing broad principles and avoiding legal terminology.

We  deeply sincerely value your time and input, and our desire is to remove as few posts as possible while ensuring that a focused, constructive discussion takes place. This moderation policy is subject to change to address additional matters as may be warranted. If you have a complaint about an item of user-generated content on this site, or feel that your own content was removed in error, please contact us.