Events like pop concerts, Highland Games and sporting events like large golf tournaments involve the erection of temporary structures which do not require Building Warrant approval but must be safe for the public on and around them.
Generally, any structure more than 600mm above ground such as temporary grandstands, stages and the like require permits before they can be occupied by the public under Section 89 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982. Application is made with supporting plans and structural information demonstrating that the erection will comply with current safety codes and recommendations. Permit is issued after the structure has been erected and the local authority is satisfied that it can safely be occupied. It is normal practice to issue the permit, stipulating the maximum number of persons who can occupy the structure, shortly before the event opens to the public. The fee for a Raised Structure application is £125.
If you are having construction work done, you may need to notify the Health and Safety Executive and you may have other duties as well.
To find out more, please see the HSE - Building Control page.