You might need a market operators licence from the council to run a private market (including car boot sales, craft fairs and fêtes) in Scotland.
You might not need a licence if you’re running the following types of markets.
Charity and community events
You might not need a licence if the market is not being run for private profit. For example:
- car boot sale in aid of a charity
- craft fair or fête run by a community or faith group
Livestock, fodder or grain markets
You don’t need a market operators licence if the market is only for the sale of livestock (eg a cattle market), fodder or grain.
There may be conditions added to your licence, including:
- opening times
- availability of toilets
- layout of the market
- public safety
How to apply
Contact your council to apply for a licence. You will have to pay a fee.
You may need to put a notice up near the proposed site for a few weeks.