SNH has reported low numbers of snaring identification applications being made to Police forces across Scotland. Members are reminded that it will be a legal requirement to have an ID number in order to be able to set snares from 1 April 2013. If you employ gamekeepers or other staff to set snares then you should encourage them to apply at their earliest opportunity and not leave it to the last minute.
SLE has been advised that all Police Stations across Scotland, with the exception of some in the Grampian area, should now be in a position to accept applications for a snaring identification number. At present, only certain Police stations in the Grampian area are able to accept applications and a list of these is available from HQ.