Dog Registration

“No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you feel rich” – Louis Sabin

  • Code Of Conduct
    • Dogs are only allowed in the gardens in the charge of the key-holder or their appointee.
    • Only dogs registered with the Secretaries and wearing their specially issued tags are allowed in the gardens.
    • Dogs are to be kept under effective control, in line with the Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010. This means that dogs should either be: o kept on a lead, or kept in sight at all times, with the key-holder or appointee aware of what it’s doing and confident it will return promptly on command.
    • Any dog, regardless of its breed, can cause apprehensiveness, alarm, or even injury if its behaviour is 'out of control'. This does not necessarily involve aggressive behaviour, but could involve running up to, barking at or jumping at other people or other dogs. What may seem like playful, friendly behaviour to one person, can be alarming to another. Key holders and appointees have a responsibility to ensure that their dog does not impede the enjoyment of the gardens for others.
    • Faeces of dogs in their charge must be picked up immediately by the key-holder or appointee, in line with the Dog Fouling (Scotland) Act 2003. Bags and bins are provided for this purpose. When taking dogs into the gardens after dark, key-holders or appointees must carry a torch.
    • Dogs allowed in the gardens should be regularly wormed.
    • Dogs are not allowed in the shrubberies or the flowerbeds and should not cause damage to the lawns.
    • Key-holders will make anyone they appoint to walk their dog in the gardens aware of the relevant parts of this code.