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is it legal in scotland to put barbed wire up on fence to stop

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is it legal in scotland to put barbed wire up on fence to stop cats
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Scots Law
Expert:  JGM replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your question.

You can't put anything on a fence which isn't yours so if it's your neighbour's fence you can't put anything on it.

If the fence is yours you can, subject to there being no danger to any person (including uninvited persons). So if a person hurts him or herself because of barbed wire on the fence that you have put there you could be personally liable for the damage caused even if you have put up a warning notice.

Happy to discuss further.

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