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Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015

Paragraph 13 - Museums

285.This exemption relates to museums which hold air weapons as part of their collection. Sub-paragraph (1)(b) sets out that, for this exemption to apply, the museum must either hold a museum firearms licence granted under the Schedule to the 1988 Act (which will be the case if it already holds section 1 or 2 firearms), or, if the only firearms held by the museum are air weapons to which section 1 of the 1968 Act does not apply, a responsible person as defined by sub-paragraph (2) must hold an air weapon certificate.

286.Provided that either of these requirements is met the employees of the museum are exempted from requiring individual air weapon certificates to possess, purchase or acquire air weapons in the course of their duties at the museum.

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