Travelling Funfairs (Licensing) (Scotland) Bill


About the Bill

A Bill to change the licensing system for operators of travelling funfairs in Scotland. The Bill aims to make the system quicker, simpler, cheaper and more uniform across council areas.

 Current Status of the Bill

This Member’s Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament by Richard Lyle MSP, on 29 April 2020.

Stage 1

The Local Government and Communities Committee launched its call for views on the Bill on 12 October 2020. 

The Committee welcomed responses from all those with an interest in the Bill. You can access all published submissions via the link below: 


Wednesday 20 January 2021

Link to Papers  Minutes  Official Report

Wednesday 3 February 2021

Link to Papers Minutes Official Report 

*Please note that some names and contact information provided in the annexes have been redacted in line with our data protection policy.

Wednesday 3 March 2021

Link to Papers Minutes Official Report

Wednesday 10 March 2021

Link to Papers Minutes  Official Report

Wednesday 17 March 2021

Link to Papers Minutes  Official Report


The Committee's Stage 1 report was published on 19 March 2021:
Link to the Stage 1 Report on the Travelling Funfairs (Licensing) (Scotland) Bill

West Dunbartonshire Council has submitted the attached to clarify the point raised over paragraph 51 and 52 in the Travelling Funfairs (Licensing) (Scotland) Bill report:

The Minister for Community Safety wrote to the Convener in response to the report:



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