The list of fuels that have been authorised for use within smoke control areas within Scotland can be found on the smoke control pages of the DEFRA website.
Authorised fuels are fuels which have been authorised by Statutory arrangements made under the Clean Air Act 1993. These fuels include inherently smokeless fuels such as gas, electricity and anthracite together with specified brands of manufactured solid fuels. These fuels have passed tests to confirm that they are capable of burning in an open fireplace without producing smoke.
Wood, normal house coal, and peat are not 'authorised fuels'. The Clean Air Act 1993 makes it illegal to acquire any unauthorised solid fuel for use in a building within a smoke control area unless it is to be used in an Exempt Appliance (see below) and that particular fuel is included in the conditions for the appliance. In addition, it is illegal to sell for delivery any unauthorised solid fuel to buildings within a smoke control area unless the person selling can demonstrate that they are aware that the fuel is to be used in an exempt appliance.