Had the estate owners renewal for shotgun and firearms returned by Tayside, as he was not registered with a british GP!
Didn't seem to be an issue over the last couple of decades for the initial grant and all subsequent renewals since.
Didn't bother them a couple of years back when they insisted we build an expensive new separately alarmed gun room.
When I' ve asked if for clarification , if there has been a new law passed i'm told no and get referred to the home office website where the document is clearly labelled as guidance only and not expressly stating law.
This I think was published this march so a fairly new document
.As for the last couple of years due to work pressure and looking after grandkids he's only managed to get here in holiday time , he now doesn't qualify to register with a uk GP so come October his firearms will be held illegally if we are still unable to process his application. It does make me wonder that this legislation seems self defeating in that the certificate would be issued if he registers with a uk GP with a 5min registration appointment but a phone call to the family Doctor's practice in Switzerland, who's cared for 4 generations is not acceptable?
I wonder how many estate owners who are resident for 6mths or less may have the same issues.