Liquor licensing applications under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 are considered by the Highland Licensing Board.
*New* FESTIVE POLICY 2013-14
The Highland Licensing Board's Festive Policy 2013-14 may be accessed here.
*New* LICENSING POLICY STATEMENT 2013-16
The Highland Licensing Board Policy Statement 2013-16 may be accessed here.
*New* PERSONAL LICENCE REFRESHER TRAINING NOTIFICATION FORM
Personal Licence Holders may notify the Licensing Board that they have completed their "Refresher" Training required under Section 87 of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 by completing and returning the above form which may be accessed here.
*New* ON-LINE REGISTER FOR LIQUOR LICENSING APPLICATIONS
There is a new online search facility for liquor licensing. Click here to access it.
*New* EQUALITY STRATEGY
The Board has recently agreed a new Equality Strategy in terms of the Equality Act 2010 and welcomes comments from all interested parties which should be addressed to the Clerk.
*New* PUBLICATION SCHEME
The Board has agreed the following new Publication Scheme in line with the Scottish Information Commissioner's Model Publication Scheme:-
*New* Gambling Act 2005 - Consultation Policy Statement 2013-16
A Public Consultation has now commenced on the proposals for the Licensing Board's Gambling Policy Statement 2013-16. The Consultation Policy Statement can be accessed here.
The Board welcomes comments from all interested parties. These should be sent to the Clerk to the Licensing Board by Tuesday, 31 December 2013 to the postal or email address detailed in the Consultation Policy Statement as follows:
Clerk to the Licensing Board
Tigh na Sgire
Isle of Skye
Tel: 01478 613 829
Gambling information includes betting offices, gaming machines and any form of local gambling including small lotteries.
*New* Public Entertainment Licensing - Consultation in relation to amendment to Licence Activities
The Highland Licensing Committee has agreed to carry out a consultation in relation to the activities which it licences as Public Entertainment under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982. Details of the "current" activities, together with a list of "proposed" amendments (which are highlighted in bold italics) may be accessed here.
A short questionnaire in relation to the Public Entertainment Licence Category Review may be accessed here.
The Committee welcomes comments from all interested parties by Friday, 7 February 2014. These should be sent to the Licensing Section, Chief Executive's Service, Town House, Inverness, IV1 1JJ or emailed to email@example.com.
Licences are issued and enforced by the Highland Licensing Committee for a wide range of functions listed below.
The functions that require a licence include: Boat Hire Application / Itinerant Metal Dealers Application / Late Hours Catering Application/ Market Operators Application / Metal Dealers / Private Hire Car Driver / Private Hire Car Operator / Public Entertainment / Second Hand Dealers / Second Hand Vehicle Dealer / Street Trader / Sex Shop / Skin Piercing and Tattooing / Substitute Vehicle / Sun Tanning / Taxi Driver / Taxi Exemption from Guide Dogs / Taxi Operator / Window Cleaner.
The Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 makes provision for the licensing and regulation of certain activities.
From 31st August 2011 the licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) falls under Part 5 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006. An HMO is defined as living accommodation in which 3 or more unrelated adults live and share one or more of the basic amenities which are a toilet ,personal washing facilities and facilities for the preparation or provision of cooked food. It must be their only or main residence. The legislation covers not only ordinary houses, flats and bedsits but also other types of residential accommodation including hostel, student halls of residence and staff accommodation in hotels and hospitals.
A Civil Marriage Approval is required if you wish to offer marriages or civil ceremonies at your premises.
Applications may be made for permanent or temporary approvals.
Hotels, country houses etc can apply for a period approval which, if granted, lasts for 3 years. Couples can apply for temporary approval at a place of their choice.
This includes information on Licences provided by Environmental Health and Trading Standards.