Joining up here as I've been patiently awaiting my SGC for a year, I read on this forum that my local FEO in Duns that I had original contact with this time last year has gone, along with the Police Scotland changes - unfortunate as it seems the system is in a real mess. While the new civilian FEO for the Scottish Borders has been really helpful it really seems their hands are tied.
Looking forward to blasting some clays though once it arrives. Considering following this up with an S1 application, by the time I retire in 2045 it should have landed. May as well apply for the rimfire / full bore now the restrictions for my little airgun are more or less the same!
If anyone local fancies a nice Weirauch/Theoben HW90 with 3-9x50 in .22 let me know! Stock needs some work but it's a nice rifle; taken many a bunny/squirrel in its time but no longer worth the hassle of keeping it with the ridiculous new AGC legislation.