Fireworks in Scotland: analysis of responses to consultation

Summary of key themes to emerge from the consultation to gather the public's views on the use and regulation of fireworks in Scotland.


1. The consultation also provided two opportunities for people to provide examples of good practice - the first in relation to how communities are involved in organising or promoting the safe and responsible use of fireworks, and the second in relation to how individuals or communities act to reduce the impact of fireworks on animals. Responses to these questions have been analysed by the Scottish Government and reports are available on request. These examples of good practice are being considered alongside the analysis of responses to the main consultation questions.

2. A response was taken to be a duplicate/triplicate if both the respondent name and email address matched. If the answers at the closed questions matched across duplicate/triplicate responses, the comments at the open questions was merged. If the answers at the closed questions differed, the most recently submitted response was included within the analysis.

3. A list of organisation typologies was developed by the analytical team with assistance from the Scottish Government, and organisations were assigned to the most appropriate typology. In many cases organisations could fall into more than one group so the analytical team selected the one they felt was the most appropriate.

4. Fireworks associated with antisocial behaviour such as bangers, air bombs and jumping jacks are already banned. It was not always clear whether respondents were referring to historic or more recent/current use of bangers.


6. A number of other Animal-related third sector respondents, and Professional or representative body respondents also made extensive comments. These have been analysed and the high-level messages are included within this report. For those interested in further detail full consultation responses are available online at where permission was given for responses to be published.



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