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New licensing laws passed, 25/06/15 [S]

A Bill to tighten access to air weapons in Scotland and other measures to improve public safety has been passed by the Scottish Parliament.

The Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill sets out new rules for a range of topics including air weapons, scrap metal dealers and alcohol.

Alongside air weapons, the new Act also covers:

  • Alcohol creating new offences of giving, or making available, alcohol to a child or young person for consumption in a public place
  • Sexual entertainment venues introducing a new licensing regime for lap dancing venues allowing greater local control over their number and operation

For full details see the Scottish Government news release.

Further Information

New licensing laws passed