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At present, most airguns do not require to be licensed. For an air rifle that is more powerful than 12 ft lb, (16.25J) you must have a firearm certificate, obtainable from your local police force.
The Scottish Government is committed to regulating air weapons in the near future. Find out more about air weapon licensing.
Although airguns, with very few exceptions (as outlined above), are not currently required to be kept on a firearm certificate, they are still classed as firearms and fall under the control of the firearms legislation.
Anyone who wants a firearms licence for sport must first be a regular member of a club and be active in competitions.
If you are not sure whether you need a certificate for your airgun, contact your local police.
Aberdeen Firearms & Explosives Licensing:
01224 306 270
Stirling Firearms & Explosives Licensing
01259 727 668
Dundee Firearms & Explosives Licensing
01382 596 859
Edinburgh Firearms & Explosives Licensing
0131 311 32978/8
Glasgow Firearms & Explosives Licensing
0141 532 2486
Inverness Firearms & Explosives Licensing
01463 720 484
Fife Firearms & Explosives Licensing
01592 418 424
Dumfries & Galloway Firearms & Explosives Licensing
0845 600 5701
Page updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013