Apply for a gull licence

Find out about gull management

If you are not experienced with gull management, you may wish to seek advice from a pest control specialist.

You must read the following before you apply:

Do you need a gull licence?

If you need to manage gulls to preserve public health and safety, you must have a licence for:

  • nest or egg destruction
  • relocating chicks
  • lethal control

Renewing a licence

You must apply for a new licence annually for a site, rather than request a renewal. You must have submitted a return for your previous licence before we will consider issuing a new one.

If you need assistance with this service, contact the NatureScot Licensing Team.



  • 01463 725 364
  • Voicemail service. We aim to respond within 2 working days.

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