Agendas, reports and minutes

Highland Licensing Board

Date: Friday, 18 January 2019

Agenda: Read the Agenda

A meeting of the Highland Licensing Board will take place in the Council Chamber, Council Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness on Friday, 18 January 2019 at 1.00 pm (following the Highland Licensing Committee commencing 10.00 am).

You are invited to attend and a note of the business to be considered is attached.

Webcast Notice:  This meeting will be filmed and broadcast over the internet on the Highland Council website and will be archived and available for viewing for 12 months thereafter.

Members are reminded that during determination of a Licensing Board Item, in order to be entitled to participate in any vote, Members must be present throughout all of the proceedings.

Members are further reminded that mobile devices, including mobile phones, can be used for following the agenda/reports and delivering speeches but should not be used for any form of communication (text or tweet) during the meeting.

Yours faithfully

Susan Blease
Clerk to the Licensing Board


1.  Apologies for absence

2Declarations of interest
Foillseachaidhean Com-pàirt

Members are asked to consider whether they have an interest to declare in relation to any item on the agenda for this meeting.   Any Member making a declaration of interest should indicate whether it is a financial or non-financial interest and include some information on the nature of the interest.   Advice may be sought from Officers prior to the meeting taking place.

3.  Confirmation of minutes
Dearbhadh a’ Gheàrr-chunntais

There is submitted for confirmation as a correct record the minute of the meeting of the Highland Licensing Board held on 4 December 2018.

4.  Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005
Licences granted under delegated powers
Achd Ceadachd (Alba) 2005       
Ceadachdan a bhuilicheadh fo Ùghdarras air a Thiomnadh 

There is circulated Report No HLB/001/19 detailing Licences which have been granted under delegated powers by the Clerk to the Board during the period 22 November 2018 to 7 January 2019 and inviting the Board to note the Report.

5.  Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005
Occasional licences and extended hours
granted under Delegated Powers 
Achd Ceadachd (Alba) 2005
Ceadachdan Corra-uair agus Uairean Sìnte a bhuilicheadh fo Ùghdarras air a Thiomnadh

There is circulated Report No HLB/002/19 detailing Occasional Licences and Extended Hours Applications which have been granted under delegated powers by the Clerk to the Board during the period 22 November 2018 to 7 January 2019 and inviting the Board to note the Report.

6.  Supplementary policy statement on extended hours during the festive period  
Aithris phoileasaidh leasachail mu uairean leudaichte rè àm na Nollaige

There is circulated Report No HLB/003/19 by the Clerk inviting the Board to agree that the terms set out at subparagraphs 3.1.1 to 3.1.3. of this report be adopted as a supplementary policy statement superseding the third paragraph of section 2.3 of the Board’s Policy Statement 2018-2023 with effect from the festive period 2019/20 onwards.

7.  Review proposals – non-payment of annual premises licence fees
Moladh ath-sgrùdaidh – neo-phàigheadh chìsean ceadachd togalaich bliadhnail 

There is circulated Report No HLB/004/19 by the Clerk inviting the Board to make premises licence review proposals in respect of premises licences for which the annual fee has not been paid. 

8.  Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005
Applications for new premises licences
Achd na Ceadachd (Alba) 2005
Larrtas airson Cheadachdan Thogalaichean Ura

8.1  Ref: HC/CSR/1885
Grand Whisky Auctions
Premises: The Cellar, Newmore, Invergordon
Type: Off-Sales

There is circulated Report No HLB/005/19 by the Clerk.

9.  Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005
Applications for variation (major) to premises licences 
Achd Ceadachd (Alba) 2005
Iarrtasan airson Caochladh (Mòr) a thaobh ceadachdan thogalaichean

9.1  Ref:  HC/INBS/606
:  Revolution Bars Ltd, 21 Old Street, Ashton under Lyne, OL6 6LA per Brunton Miller, Herbert House, 22 Herbert Street, Glasgow, G20 6NB
Premises:  Revolution, 11-19 Church Street, Inverness, IV1 1DZ
Type:  On and off sales


1.  Extend the terminal on sales hours on Thursday’s, Friday’s and Saturday’s to 0300 hours.

2.  Amend Q5(c) ‘dance facilities’ to Yes, Yes, No.

3.  The layout plan is amended to show dance area on the ground and first   floors of the premises as per attached drawing number 101M per Mark Mason Design.   

There is circulated Report No HLB/006/19 by the Clerk.

9.2  Ref:  HC/INBS/081
:  Whitbread Restaurants Ltd, Whitbread Court, Porz Avenue, Houghton Hall Office Park, Dunstable, LU5 5EX per John Gaunt & Partners, Solicitors, Omega Court, 372-374 Cemetery Road, Sheffield, S11 8FT
Premises:  Premier Inn, Inshes Gate, Beechwood Business Park, Inverness, IV2 3BW
Type:  On and off sales


1.  Amendment to Q7 to increase occupancy to reflect 22 additional bedrooms within annex, which was formerly an office block and to be opened on or around February 2019, by 66 persons to 554.

2.  Location Plan 2074/08C – layout of Inshes Gate Restaurant remains the same.

3.  Premier Inn Bedroom – Ground Floor – 20077 L(07)002.

4.  Premier Inn Bedroom Annex – First Floor – 2077 L(07)003.

There is circulated Report No HLB/007/19 by the Clerk.

9.3  Ref:  HC/RSL/0126
:  Kings House Glencoe Limited, 5 Atholl Crescent, Perth, PH1 5NE per A D W Williams, CBC House, 24 Canning Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EG
Premises:  Kings House Hotel, Glencoe, PH49 4HY
Type:  On and Off-Sales


  1. Increase core on-sale terminal hour to 0100 hrs -  Monday to Wednesday (previously 2400 hrs);
  2. Increase core on-sale hours on Sunday to 1100 to 0100 hrs (previously 1230 to 2345 hrs);
  3. Increase core off sale opening hour on Sunday to 1100 hrs (previously 1230 hrs);
  4. Update seasonal variation at Section 4 to afford ability to operate extended festive hours in line with Board Policy;
  5. Additional activities to be included within operating plan : Films to be offered within and outwith core licensed hours;
  6. Additional activities to be included within operating plan to be offered outwith core licensed hours: Recorded music and televised sport;
  7. Update children policy to reflect changes within premises;
  8. Increase on-sales capacity from 294 persons to 750 persons and add off-sales display area capacity of 2.74 m2;
  9. Revised layout of premises following complete reconfiguration of premises;
  10. Revision to premises description to reflect refurbishment of hotel.

There is circulated Report No HLB/008/19 by the Clerk.

10.  Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 Section 38
Application for review of premises licence
Achd Cheadachd (Alba) 2005, Earrann 84A
Iarrtasan airson èisteachd ath-bhreithneachail air ceadachd togalaich

10.1  Licence holder: Ali Raza Mohamed
Premises: Sobar, 55-57 Castle Street, Inverness, IV2 3DU

There is circulated Report No HLB/009/19 by the Clerk together with an application by the Licensing Standards Officer for a premises licence review.

11.  Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 Section 84A
Review of personal licence
Achd Cheadachd (Alba) 2005, Earrann 84A
Ath-sgrùdadh air ceadachd phearsanta

11.1  Licence Holder:  Matthew Culley

There is circulated Report No HLB/010/19 by the Clerk.

12.  Surrender of premises licence
Gèilleadh Ceadachd Togalaich

12.1  Premises:  Ben View Hotel, Strontian
Licence Holder:  Graham McMenemy

12.2  Premises:   MV Proud Seahorse, Vessel, Muirtown Wharf, Inverness.
Licence Holder: Seabreaks Limited, T/A Caledonian Cruises

12.3 Premises: The Shop Girnigoe Street Ltd, 12 Girnigoe Street, Wick
Licence Holder:  The Shop Girnigoe Street Limited

The above Premises Licences have been surrendered in terms of Section 28(5)(f).