Trading Standards

Trading Standards laws regulate the quantity, quality and safety of goods, requiring traders to trade fairly and giving rights to consumers.

We give legal advice and support to ensure compliance with the law and check the quality of goods and services. This includes educating traders on their obligations and intervening directly to ensure practices are improved.

Our qualified inspectors of weights and measures test weighing machines, petrol pumps and other measuring equipment used for trade.

Advice is available from the Chartered Trading Standards Institute's Business Companion (external website - select 'Scotland' option) for comprehensive and up to date guidance.

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Information for consumers is available at with links to our partners at Citizens Advice Scotland.


Report a Trading Standards issue to us on our reporting form.



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