Question reference: S6W-14315
- Asked by: Alexander Stewart, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
- Date lodged: 26 January 2023
Current status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 7 February 2023
To ask the Scottish Government for what reason it permits the shooting of wildfowl from locations immediately next to public footpaths.
Firearms holders must be licensed by Police Scotland and may only shoot over land where they have permission, and where it is safe to do so without risk to public safety or the peace. Most firearms licensing law is reserved and Police Scotland are responsible for its enforcement. Any concerns about reckless or unsafe shooting should be reported to Police Scotland in the first instance.