Taken from Police Scotland - http://www.scotland.police.uk/whats-happening/airweapons/
'The Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 comes fully into effect on 31 December 2016. The new law will require any person who possesses, purchases, uses or acquires an air weapon to have a certificate to hold them legally.
It will be an offence not to have a certificate for these purposes from 31 December 2016, unless you are exempt, but from 1 July 2016, you will be able to apply to Police Scotland for a certificate.
The new Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act will:
- Clearly define the air weapons which will be subject to licensing
- Broadly follow the principles and practises of existing firearms legislations
- Enable a fit person to obtain a licence to own, possess and shoot an air weapon in a regulated way without compromising public safety
- Ensure appropriate enforcement of the new regime with robust offences and penalties to deal with any person who contravenes the regime
Police Scotland will run an Air Weapon Surrender Scheme between Monday 23rd May and Sunday 12th June 2016. Local Police divisions have designated Police Offices where specially trained officers will be on hand to accept and make safe surrendered air weapons. If you would like to find out more about your local Police Office to surrender an air weapon,
please select your division below.
- Argyll and West Dunbartonshire
- Dumfries and Galloway
- Forth Valley
- Greater Glasgow
- Highlands and Islands
- North East
- Renfrewshire and Inverclyde
- The Lothians and Scottish Borders
To contact any of the offices listed in the above pages contact us by dialing 101.
The opening hours are subject to operational procedure.'