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Fire byelaw consultation update

26th April 2024

The fire byelaw consultation closed at midnight on Wednesday 17 April 2024.

Thank you to the 1664 people who submitted responses. The Park Authority board will consider the next steps in June 2024, taking into account all the information gathered as part of this consultation. If it is agreed that a byelaw may be a necessary element of wildfire management activities and to proceed with developing a byelaw, the final wording would be consulted on for 12 weeks before being submitted to Scottish Ministers for their consideration and further consultation.

The earliest a byelaw would come into place is during 2025.

If the Park Authority decide not to progress with a byelaw, then the enhanced communication and education approach will be developed further for implementation.

For more information on the fire byelaw consultation, please see the fire byelaw consultation document here.