The Snares (Training) (Scotland) (No2) Order 2012 was laid before the Scottish Parliament on 22 May and will come into force on 21 June 2012. The Order sets out the list of approved training providers as well as what is meant by being trained to set snares and the competency required.
Importantly the Order clarifies that training obtained prior to this Order will be taken into account. So where an approved body, having made a relevant determination of competence, issued a training certificate on or after 1st May 2010 and before the coming into force of this Order, that training certificate is deemed to be a valid training certificate.
A further Order is expected to be laid in August 2012 and come into force around September 2012 which will set out the requirements for all snaring operators to obtain an identification number from their local police force and further specification of the information which will be required on the ID tag which will be attached to each set snare.
The Order can be downloaded at Snares (Training)(Scotland)(No2) Order 2012