Ancient right exercised at Tynwald Hill
Seven Tynwald Day petitions have been presented at St John's today (5 July).
The long-established right for members of the public to bring grievances directly to the Manx parliament at the annual outdoor ceremony, is a key tradition.
Petitioners were invited to the foot of Tynwald Hill to hand them in - but they must wait to see if a member of Tynwald picks up their petition, and pursues the cause.
The process can prompt questions, inquiries, reviews or motions for debate in the House of Keys or Tynwald itself - and potentially longer-term, changes in the law.
Issues raised this year include water rates, the care of children by the authorities and development on a beach in Port St Mary.
Gavin Organ wants to see cannabis laws reviewed: