Council acts over animal legislation
THE CHAIRMAN of the Highland Council’s community services committee is set to raise concerns over existing legislation for the licensing of animal establishments.
Fort William councillor Allan Henderson will raise the issue with the Scottish Government. He said: ‘A number of the Acts are very old and are clearly not fit for purpose, as is currently being demonstrated by the many difficulties our environmental health team are experiencing.
‘A number of the Acts do not contain powers that would be expected in any modern licensing legislation such as the powers for the council to suspend or revoke a licence.’