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Trading Standards

The Trading Standards team carries out a wide range of activities with the common theme of helping to create a safe, healthy, secure and equitable environment within Dumfries & Galloway.

This guidance is not a substitute for the legislation itself. Copies of legislation can be obtained from the HMSO website.  Breach of the legislation is ultimately a matter for the courts. You may wish to seek your own legal advice.

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    The National Consumer Advice Helpline is provided by the Citizens Advice Service. Any consumer queries should be made in the first instance through the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 08454 04 05 06. Complaints that require further action will thereafter be referred to the appropriate Trading Standards Authority.
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    The Trading Standards team provide advice and information to over 6,000 businesses in Dumfries & Galloway to ensure they comply with legislation relating to weights and measures, fair trading, safety and animal health and welfare.
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Trading Standards (Dumfries)

Environmental Standards
Municipal Chambers
Buccleuch Street

Tel: 030 33 33 3000
Fax: 01387 245972
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Trading Standards (Stranraer)

Environmental Standards
Ailsa House
Sun Street

Tel: 030 33 33 3000
Fax: 01776 700654
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Contact Dumfries and Galloway Council T: 030 33 33 3000

Council Offices
English Street

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