Busking code of conduct signs installed following street performing complaints

It comes after Glasgow City Council launched a survey on busking as it received 'regular' complaints from the public.

Glasgow buskers given code of conduct following street performing complaints Glasgow City Council via Supplied

New signs encouraging good behaviour from Glasgow’s street performers have been installed around the city.

It comes after Glasgow City Council launched a survey on busking as it “regularly receives complaints from the public about ‘nuisance’ street performing”.

Over 2,700 people replied to the survey with one in 20 saying they had a business in the city.

It found that people were more likely to complain when buskers were too loud or poor quality, blocked public access or repeatedly performed the same songs.

Street performing is not licensed but the council has a voluntary code of conduct for buskers and performers.

The code of conduct warns performers to control their volume, watch where they perform and ensure they vary their songs.

The new signs erected around Glasgow City Centre, explain the guidelines and any potential consequences of being a nuisance.

The council says the guidelines are not new, but the signs are to remind performers to adhere to the guidelines and respect those around them.

Only Police Scotland has the legal capacity to confiscate a performers equipment if they are “deemed to be causing a noise nuisance”.

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