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Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015

Paragraph 14 - Air weapons on ships

287.This exemption applies to the possession and use of air weapons while on board a ship, provided that the air weapons are part of the ship’s equipment. This might cover, for example, air weapons for pest control, or an air weapon range on a cruise liner. An air weapon certificate or police permit would be required to remove an air weapon from the ship, or to purchase or acquire new air weapons for it.

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