The Scottish Government has opened a consultation that considers changes to how fireworks can be sold and used in Scotland, as well as seeking views on the use of pyrotechnic devices. In response to the Fireworks Review Group final report, the Minister for Community Safety, Ash Denham, announced her intention to implement the group’s recommendations as a matter of urgency. The Scottish Government is therefore seeking views on the introduction of four specific requirements in law in relation to the sale and use of fireworks in Scotland. The Scottish Government is also seeking views on what action could be taken to reduce the misuse of pyrotechnic devices.
The consultation remains open until 15 August 2021, and more information and the online response form are available on the Scottish Government Consultation Hub.
Source: Scottish Government, 21 June 2021