Consultation on the use and sale of fireworks
The Scottish Government has launched a consultation to consider changes to how fireworks can be sold and used in Scotland.
The consultation is seeking views on:
- Requiring the general public and community groups to meet a number of mandatory conditions before they are able to purchase fireworks.
- Restricting the days fireworks can be sold too and set off by the general public.
- Introducing no-fireworks areas where it is not permitted for the general public to set fireworks off.
- Introducing a proxy purchasing offence to criminalise the supply of fireworks to people under the age of 18.
The consultation will run for 8 weeks, and will close on Sunday 15 August.
There will be a series of online engagement events while the consultation is live. Find out more and have your say here.