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Byelaw: Drinking in Public Places (Kirkwall)

Full title of Byelaw: The Orkney Islands Council Prohibition of Consumption of Alcohol in Designated Public places Byelaws (Kirkwall) 2011

 

Orkney Islands Council’s byelaw for the consumption of alcohol in designated public places in and around Kirkwall was been approved by the Scottish Government in March 2011.

The byelaw will came into effect on March 11, covering the 30mph zone in and around Kirkwall and the area around Hatston ferry terminal, excluding licensed premises.

The byelaw will make it an offence to fail to stop drinking in a public place when asked to do so by a Police Constable. The offence attracts a fine of up to £500.

The Council and Police are developing a protocol which will set out the situations in which the police would expect to use the powers provided in the byelaws.

A full copy of the Byelaw is available from the Related Downloads section on this page.