A tout has been hit with a landmark four-figure fine after reselling tickets for the final run of Still Game shows at the SSE Hydro – without disclosing where the seats for the performance were located in the arena.

Trading Standards officers in East Ayrshire identified the tout, who cannot be named, offering briefs for inflated prices for Jack and Victor’s farewell earlier this month.

However, in what is thought to be the first case of its kind in Scotland, the reseller was snared by Consumer Rights Act legislation requiring touts to detail exactly where the seats were in the venue.

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The 2015 act states those buying tickets for a “recreational, sporting or cultural event” in the UK are entitled to “information necessary to enable the buyer to identify the part of the area in the venue in which the seat or standing area is located, the number, letter or other distinguishing mark of the row in which the seat is located, and the number, letter or other distinguishing mark of the seat”.

The tout paid the fine in full without appeal, however the case could open the doors for a flurry of future probes into touting activity across the country.

Fiona Richardson, Chief Officer for Trading Standards Scotland said “Our work in this area continues and it is anticipated this will pave the way for our local authority colleagues across the country to pursue similar action”.

The Still Game cast closed the curtain for the last time on their run of 15 shows at the Hydro on Sunday, October 14 – seven months after the final episode in the television series aired on the BBC.

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Andrew Bartlett, Chief Executive of consumeradvice.scot said “When it comes to secondary ticketing, Scots consumers have rights they may not be aware of.  Buyers must be told where they are sitting or standing, any restrictions, and the face value of the ticket.”

“Our advisers can offer free and impartial advice on this matter and, by teaming up with Trading Standards, we can report sellers who have not complied with requirements and help achieve further enforcement to stamp out unlawful practices”.