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Seòmar agus comataidhean

Question reference: S6W-25529

  • Date lodged: 14 February 2024
  • Current status: Answered by Siobhian Brown on 28 February 2024


To ask the Scottish Government how many Dog Control Notices have been issued in each of the last five years.


The Scottish Government previously collected data on the number of dog control notices (DCNs) issued on an annual basis from local authorities. The figures collected annually cover the year from 27 February to 26 February.

The figures for 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22 are as follows.

2019-20 – 339 DCNs issued across Scotland

2020-21 – 363 DCNs issued across Scotland

2021-22 – 324 DCNs issued across Scotland

The Scottish Government introduced a national DCN database in February 2022. The national database brought together the DCN records of all local authorities into a centralised database that is accessible by all 32 local authorities and Police Scotland. It is managed by the Improvement Service, who have provided the following figures for the number of DCNs issued in 2022, 2023 and 2024 (as at 22 February 2024):

2022 – 266 DCNs issued across Scotland

2023 – 260 DCNs issued across Scotland

2024 – 11 DCNs issued across Scotland so far.