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A new licensing law has come into force which is designed to help protect local communities from some of the more negative effects of alcohol. The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 Act has five clear objectives which it is hoped will:
- Prevent crime and disorder
- Secure public safety
- Prevent public nuisance
- Protect and improve public health
- Protect children from harm
Read more about the new act here
The Licensing (Scotland) 2005 Act is now in force.
Premises Licence holder requirements:
Information and Forms for 2005 Act:
Highland Licensing Board Information:
Forms and Guidance:
**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.
The 2005 Act places a duty on each council to establish a Local Licensing Forum for its area. Its role is to comment on the Board's general policy approach.