In November last year, the Minister for Community Safety announced the Scottish Government would be taking forward a public consultation on the use and regulation of fireworks in Scotland. I am pleased to confirm that the consultation is now live and will run for a period 14 weeks, closing on Monday 13th May 2019.
During the consultation the Scottish Government will seek views on how people use and enjoy fireworks, the impact they have on people and communities across Scotland, as well as their impact on animals. It will seek views on the sale of fireworks to the general public, and ideas on what action can be taken to ensure fireworks continue to be enjoyed safely and responsibly.
While much of the current legislation on the sale of fireworks is reserved to Westminster the consultation will help to identify gaps, issues or unintended consequences with the current regulatory framework.
Alongside the consultation we will be running a series of engagement events to create opportunities for members of the public, alongside local partners, to deliberate on the key issues and discuss with others what could be done going forward. Details of events alongside access to the consultation on Citizen Space can be found via the following link https://consult.gov.scot/safer-communities/fireworks/