Gas warning for landlords

SCOTTISH Gas is warning people who plan to rent out their properties during the Festival to ensure they have a Landlords' Gas Safety Record.

The company is stressing that a huge fine, or even imprisonment, could be imposed on property owners if there is an incident involving gas.

Health, safety and environment director, Steve Giblin, said: "People who only rent their properties out for two or three weeks a year may not realise that this makes them a landlord."