Age Restricted Items Policy

The Edinburgh Copyshop trading as the Edinburgh Stationery Shop offer certain age restricted items for sale. These include:

  • Knives and knife blades
    Which are covered by the Offensive Weapons Act 2019

Offensive Weapons Act
Under the Offensive Weapons Act, it is an offence to sell knives, knife blades or any other product that may be perceived as an offensive weapon to persons under the age of 18. These products are only available for customers aged 18 or over. Customers should not order these items for persons under 18. By placing an order on our website, you agree to our terms and conditions of sale and hence confirm that you are over 18 years of age and can legally purchase products covered by the Offensive Weapons Act.

  • Solvents

Customers buying these products online must confirm that they are at least 18 years of age at the time of purchase.

We reserve the right to refuse any customer we feel may be trying to illegally purchase age restricted items.

Identification and proof of age

We have measures in place to confirm the age and identity of the order recipient. We accept passports and UK driving licenses as valid ID. Our couriers will accept documents in line with their respective policies.

Online orders

We reserve the right to ask customers to provide proof of age before we despatch orders containing age restricted items. Customers must provide an unedited digital scan of their passport or driving license. This proof of age document must share the name and address of the person making the order.

Local delivery service

We operate a challenge 25 policy for age-restricted items. If our delivery driver is unsure that you are over 25 they may ask to see identification to prove that you are at least 18 years of age.

Nationwide Couriers

Our nationwide couriers require a signature from an adult before they will handover your order.

Failed ID Policy

The name on the ID must match the one on the order. If someone else’s ID is used or a false ID is provided, this will be reported to the police, as this is illegal and will not be tolerated from the shop. The customer will also have a permanent ban from shopping with us.