I wish the local councils would stop scaremongering. Is this a trick to prevent people from voting in the General Election?
According to Section 6 of the Prescription and Limitation (Scotland) Act 1973 debts that have been legally constituted only extinguish after 20 years, providing they have not been relevantly acknowledged in that time.
Relevantly acknowledged means either a payment or a written acknowledgement of the obligation has been made by the debtor. Where a debt has been relevantly acknowledged, the prescription period runs again.