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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-19941: Kezia Dugdale (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 14 November 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many dog wardens each local authority has. 

Answered by: Ash Denham 28 November 2018

Dog wardens are a matter for individual local authorities and the Scottish Government would not routinely collect this information. However, the Scottish Government obtained the following information from individual local authorities on the number of dog wardens as part of a specific exercise earlier this year to obtain information about the use of Dog Control Notices. These figures cover the period from 27 February 2017 to 26 February 2018.

Aberdeen City Council

2

Aberdeenshire Council

3

Angus Council

1

Argyle & Bute Council

9

Clackmannanshire Council

0

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

0

Dumfries and Galloway Council

3

Dundee City Council

2

East Ayrshire Council

1

East Dunbartonshire Council

0

East Lothian Council

2

East Renfrewshire Council 1

0

Edinburgh Council

30

Falkirk Council

0

Fife Council

2

Glasgow City Council 2

-

Highland Council

9

Inverclyde Council

1

Midlothian Council

1

Moray Council

2

North Ayrshire Council

1

North Lanarkshire Council

2.6

Orkney Islands Council

0

Perth and Kinross Council

3

Renfrewshire Council

2

Scottish Borders Council

0

Shetland Islands Council

3

South Ayrshire Council

2

South Lanarkshire Council

1

Stirling Council

1

West Dunbartonshire Council

1

West Lothian Council

1

Total

85.6

1. The role of dog warden is delivered by the Community Safety Officers which is part of their duties.

2. No information was received from Glasgow Council City.