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  • Impact on Islands Communities of Free Bus Travel for Young People Under 22

    This consultation seeks views on the impact on island communities of the introduction of free bus travel throughout Scotland for those under age 22 . More
    Closes 25 June 2021
  • Local Place Plan Regulations consultation

    Local Place Plans are community led plans providing proposals for the development and use of land. Introduced by the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 these plans will set out a community’s aspirations for its future development. More
    Closes 25 June 2021
  • University of the Highlands and Islands Further Education Teaching Programme

    Whether the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) should provide a Further Education Teaching Programme for individuals seeking registration as a further education teacher with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) More
    Closes 29 June 2021
  • Regulation of child contact centre services

    Child contact centres can play an important role in allowing a child to have a relationship with a parent. Child contact centres are safe venues for conflict-free contact between children, parents, and other people in the child’s life. The Children (Scotland) Act 2020 gives the Scottish... More
    Closes 12 July 2021
  • Registers of child welfare reporters, curators ad litem and of solicitors who may be appointed when an individual has been prohibited from conducting their case themselves

    The Children (Scotland) Act 2020 (the 2020 Act) gained Royal Assent on 1 October 2020. The 2020 Act builds on the existing Children (Scotland) Act 1995 (the 1995 Act). During the passage of the 2020 Act through the Scottish Parliament, the Scottish Government committed to a full... More
    Closes 12 July 2021
  • Consultation on Traffic Regulation Orders

    The Scottish Government has heard various calls over the last few years from Local Authorities detailing how they think improvements can be made to the regulations which govern how traffic flows on our roads and streets. Some view the current processes as no longer fit for purpose hence why... More
    Closes 30 July 2021
  • Fish Farm Containment and Marine Mammal Interactions Code of Practice

    Section 7 of the Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Act 2007 (“2007 Act”) empowers the Scottish Ministers to approve a code of practice, in whole or in part, in order to give practical guidance to fish farmers, promoting desirable practices with respect to the containment of fish on fish... More
    Closes 3 August 2021
  • Use and Sale of Fireworks in Scotland, and tackling the misuse of pyrotechnics

    What this consultation is about This consultation consists of two sections. The first considers changes to how fireworks can be sold and used in Scotland; while the second section considers the use of pyrotechnic devices. More specifically, Section 1 seeks views on four... More
    Closes 15 August 2021
  • New Year’s Day Trading for Large Retailers

    We are consulting with employees and retail businesses on whether the law should be changed to close large retail businesses on New Year’s Day. A large shop is defined as one with a relevant floor area over 280 square metres (for comparison purposes a tennis court is 260 square metres). The... More
    Closes 24 August 2021
  • Workplace Parking Licensing Regulations and Guidance

    The Transport (Scotland) Act 2019 introduced a discretionary power for local authorities to implement Workplace Parking Licensing (WPL) schemes. The Act provides the legislative framework for WPL and confers powers on Scottish Ministers to make regulations in relation to certain elements. This... More
    Closes 6 September 2021
  • Scottish Social Housing Charter Review

    This consultation seeks views on the Scottish Social Housing Charter. The Charter was introduced by the Housing (Scotland) Act 2010, which requires Ministers to set standards and outcomes that social landlords should be achieving for tenants and other customers through their housing activities.... More
    Closes 9 September 2021
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