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Public weighbridges

Information regarding public weighbridges and the operators licence.


The location of public weighbridges in South Ayrshire.

  • Hillhouse Quarry, Troon, KA10 7HY
    Tel: 01292 313311
    Monday - Friday 6.45am - 4pm, Saturday 6.45am - 12pm

  • Grants, Grangestone Industrial Estate, Girvan, KA26 9PT
    Tel: 01465 713091
    Monday - Friday 7am - 5.30pm   Saturday and Sunday 7am - 2pm

  • JST, Highfield Business Park, St Quivox, Ayr, KA6 5HQ
     Tel 01292 262050.
    Open 8am - 5pm

Weighbridge operators licence

To operate a public weighbridge, you require a certificate of competence issued by the Chief Inspector for Weights and Measures for South Ayrshire Council. This ensures that you can perform your duties competently and honestly and can be obtained after performing a basic test. No one can operate public weighing equipment unless he or she holds a certificate

How to apply

The links below take you to another website which processes these applications on behalf of South Ayrshire Council

What happens next?

Before considering an application South Ayrshire Council must have received all the required supporting documentation before the application is considered lodged.

It is in the public interest that the South Ayrshire Council must process your application before it can be granted. We would expect to process your application within 21 days. If you have not heard from us within a reasonable period, please contact us.

What if I have been refused approval?

Please contact South Ayrshire Council using the contact details below in the first instance.

You may appeal to the National Measurement Office if your application is refused.

Consumer complaints

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with South Ayrshire Council Trading Standards. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Other complaints

If you wish to complain about a licence holder the please use the contact details below.

Who to contact

Trading Standards
South Ayrshire Council
5/7 River Terrace
Ayr KA8 0BJ
Tel: 01292 616060