A warning has been issued after it emerged that more than 650 young adults in Scotland had been interviewed in the past year by TV Licence officers.
Those interviewed, aged between 18 and 25, suspected of watching live TV or BBC iPlayer without a valid licence in the last year.
The statistics reveal that more than 20,000 were interviewed across the UK.
TV Licensing is reminding young people in Courier Country that they risk facing prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000 if they are caught watching live TV, or BBC programmes on iPlayer without a valid TV licence.
Fergus Reid, spokesperson for TV Licensing Scotland, said: “Students will now have settled into their new term and every year myths circulate about when you do and don’t need a licence.
“It’s important that they know the law around being correctly licensed, so we would encourage them to visit tvl.co.uk/uni.”