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New Pyrotechnics Legislation

It is illegal in Scotland to carry pyrotechnics, such as flares and fireworks, in public places, including at sporting and live music events.

Pyrotechnic misuse can cause serious, even fatal, injury.

To help make sure no one is put at risk of harm as a result of firework or pyrotechnic misuse, new legislation allows police to search and remove pyrotechnics from people who are carrying them without a reasonable excuse.

Those found to be breaking the law could face a fine up to £5,000, a prison sentence of up to 6 months – or both. Find out more about the law. 

How you can help

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  • A summary sheet is attached which outlines the information you need to know on pyrotechnic misuse.

Download all pyrotechnic safety campaign assets via the SG Comms Resource Centre here.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.