Performing Animals Registration

Licence Summary

If you exhibit, use or train performing animals in Scotland, you must be registered with your local authority.  Applications must contain details about the animals and the performances they are to take part in.

Regulation Summary

Performing Animals (Regulation) Act 1925 (c.38)

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period.

Failed Application Redress 

Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance using the details below.

Licence Holder Redress 

Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance using the details below.

Consumer Complaint 

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK,  Citizens Advice Consumer Service (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre .

Other Redress 

A police officer or officer of the local authority may make a complaint to the Sheriff magistrates' court if they feel that animals have been subject to cruelty.

Trade Associations 

The International Marine Animal Trainers' Association

The Association of Circus Proprietors of Great Britain

Contact

If you require further information please Contact Us.