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Firearms (Amendment) Act 1936

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13Provisions as to Scotland

(1)In the application of this Act to Scotland the following modifications shall be made:—

(a)for the reference to section three of the Slaughter of Animals Act, 1933, there shall be substituted a reference to section two of the Slaughter of Animals (Scotland) Act, 1928;

(b)subsection (4) of section three shall not apply, but a person aggrieved by the refusal of a chief officer of police to enter a place of business on the register of firearms dealers or by the removal of a place of business from that register may appeal in accordance with Act of Sederunt to the sheriff within whose jurisdiction the place of business is situated;

(c)subsection (2) of section eight shall not apply, and an application under subsection (1) of that section shall be made in accordance with Act of Sederunt to the sheriff within whose jurisdiction the applicant resides, and not less than twenty-one days' notice of such an application shall be given to the chief officer of police for the area in which the applicant resides.

(2)In Scotland, a contravention of section one of the principal Act which, if it had been triable on indictment, could competently have been libelled as an additional or an alternative charge in an indictment charging a person with an offence involving any injury or attempted injury of, or any threat or intent to injure, any person or property by the use or attempted use of a firearm, may, notwithstanding the direction that it shall be prosecuted under the Summary Jurisdiction Acts, be so libelled and tried.

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