Air gun amnesty coming to an end
Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey has highlighted a Police Scotland amnesty on unlicensed air guns – and urged those who do not intend to have their weapon licensed to make use of the amnesty, which ends on Sunday.
The scheme has already seen thousands of weapons handed in to police stations across Scotland.
The Air Weapons and Licensing ( Scotland) Act comes fully into force in December this year and will make it an offence, from July 2016, for a person who owns an air weapon not to have a licence for it.
Ms Haughey said: “I am encouraged by the response from the public to this air weapon amnesty, which has led to 2,000 weapons being taken off our streets.
“From July this year new legislation will require everyone who has an air weapon to have a licence to keep it – this is to ensure that such weapons are only ever used in a safe and responsible way.
“I would encourage anyone who owns an air gun, but does not intend to license it, to take advantage of this amnesty and hand the weapon in to a designated police station.”
Generation gap Bankhead’s youngest pupil, Robyn Sykes and oldest pupil, Aiden McNeil were joined by a drummer and a piper as well as head teacher Gerry Hamill, Councillor Denis McKenna and Lynn Sherry, the council’s head of education
Sign of the times From left, Bankhead pupils James Murray, Josh Paterson, Ashley Ogiemwense, David Greer, Marc Bain and Sam Bradley