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Question reference: S6W-25811

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: 27 February 2024
  • Current status: Answered by Jim Fairlie on 8 March 2024


To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) microchipping notices have been issued in relation to a microchipping breach and (b) fines have been issued to non-compliant owners under the Microchipping of Dogs (Scotland) Regulations 2016.


The Scottish Government does not hold this information.

Under The Microchipping of Dogs (Scotland) Regulations 2016 enforcement, and how this is undertaken across territories is a matter for Local Authorities and relevant enforcement agencies. It is within the power of any Local Authority who find a dog without a microchip to serve a notice.