Fire safety

New rules on smoke alarms

From 1 February Scotland will have become the first UK nation to legally require every home to have interlinked smoke alarms.

However, while as a council we are encouraging householders to install the alarms to help save lives, we will not be penalising anyone who needs more time to comply with the new rules.

Our approach, which takes into account people’s individual circumstances and the pressure of the pandemic, is in line with the views of the Scottish Government and the umbrella organisation representing local councils across Scotland, COSLA.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service help

If you, or someone you know is over 50 years old and smokes and either lives alone, has mobility issues or uses medical oxygen,get in touch with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to arrange a home visit, where possible.