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PE01687: Regulation of fireworks displays in Scotland

Rural Affairs

Petitioner: Jane Erskine


Date Lodged: 22 March 2018

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to review existing regulations governing fireworks displays in Scotland, particularly in terms of private fireworks displays in rural locations, in order to protect animals from fear and distress and prevent subsequent injury.



Petition History:


10 May 2018: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and the UK Government. Link to Official Report 10 May 2018

25 October 2018: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, Police Scotland, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and COSLA. Link to Official Report 25 October 2018

21 February 2019: The Committee agreed to close the petition under Standing Order rule 15.7 on the basis that the Scottish Government is consulting on this issue in the wider context of the use and regulation of fireworks in Scotland. Link to Official Report 21 February 2019

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