1. These Guidance Notes are intended to complement the Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (Scotland) Act 2018. They have been prepared by the Scottish Government in order to aid understanding by providing general guidance on the content of the Act and where appropriate, to give additional notes on its general and specific provisions. They do not form part of the Act and have not been endorsed by the Scottish Parliament.
2. These Guidance Notes are not a comprehensive description of the Act. These Guidance Notes are intended to be used as a reference document and need to be read alongside the Act. Whilst these notes are intended to be as helpful as possible, they cannot give a definitive interpretation of the law. Questions of interpretation are ultimately definitively determined by the courts.