Liquor licensing applications under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 are considered by the Highland Licensing Board.
*New* POLICY STATEMENT 2013-16 - PUBLIC CONSULTATION
A Public Consultation has now commenced on a revised Policy Statement which will set out the Board’s policies for the next three years. The Consultation Questionnaire and the Consultation Draft Policy Statement 2013-2016 can be accessed here.
Evidence already submitted to the Board at pre-consultation stage can be accessed here.
The Board welcomes comments from all interested parties. These should be sent to the Depute Clerk by 31 July 2013 at the postal or email address detailed in the Consultation Questionnaire.
*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.
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 information covers betting offices, gaming machines and any form of local gambling including small lotteries.
This includes information on Licences provided by Environmental Health and Trading Standards.