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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.