Scottish Government Consultation – Statutory Licensing

Posted on 11th July 2023

It’s not just about dogs!

On 4 July, the Scottish Government launched a consultation on proposals to introduce statutory licensing for the following activities when carried on in the course of a business: dog walking, dog grooming, providing livery services and canine fertility services. The proposals also set out proposals to licence greyhound racing in Scotland and revoke existing licensing legislation covering riding establishments and animal boarding, licensing these activities instead under the animal licensing framework introduced in September 2021.


You can find the consultation here: Licensing of activities involving animals – Scottish Government – Citizen Space ( The consultation runs for 12 weeks and closes on 26 September.

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