Agendas, reports and minutes

Highland Licensing Board

Date: Tuesday, 6 August 2019

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A meeting of the Highland Licensing Board will take place in the Council Chamber, Council Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness on Tuesday, 6 August 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

Claire McArthur
Clerk to the Licensing Board


1.  Apologies for absence

2.  Declarations 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 25 June 2019.

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/065/19 detailing Licences which have been granted under delegated powers by the Clerk to the Board during the period 13 June to 24 July 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/066/19 detailing Occasional Licences and Extended Hours Applications which have been granted under delegated powers by the Clerk to the Board during the period 13 June to 24 June 2019 and inviting the Board to note the Report.

6.  Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005
Applications for new premises licences 
Achd na Ceadachd (Alba) 2005
Larrtas airson cheadachdan thogalaichean ura

6.1  Ref: HC/RSL/1906
Cara Grey
Premises: The Lookout (Restaurant), The Gathering, Inverie, Knoydart, PH41 4PL
Type: On and Off Sales

There is circulated Report No HLB/067/19 by the Clerk.

6.2  Ref: HC/RSL/1907
 The Green Screen Diner Limited
Premises:  Green Screen Diner, 147 High Street, Fort William, PH33 6EA
Type:   On Sales

There is circulated Report No HLB/068/19 by the Clerk.

6.3  Ref: HC/RSL/1908
Baoighill Aoigheachd Ltd
Premises: Gun Ainm, 12 Harbour Street, Plockton, IV52 8TG
Type: On and Off Sales

There is circulated Report No HLB/069/19 by the Clerk.

7.  Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005   
Applications for provisional premises licences 
Achd Ceadachd (Alba) 2005
Iarrtas airson ceadachdan thogalaichean le cumha

7.1  Ref: HC/RSL/1910
The Highland Cinema
Premises: The Highland Cinema, Cameron Square, Fort William, PH38 4NB
Type: On an Off-Sales

There is circulated Report No HLB/070/19 by the Clerk.

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

8.1  Ref: HC/INBS/437
:  WKW Partnership Ltd, 32A Hamilton Street, Saltcoats, Ayrshire, KA21 5DS
Premises:  Cairngorm Hotel, 77 Grampian Road, Aviemore, PH22 1PE
Type:   on and off sales


1.   To extend the designated outdoor drinking area to include the car park to the front of the premises to allow customers to consume alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.  To be included within the text of Section 5(f) of the operating plan the area is not overlooked by residential premises.

2.  Revised layout plans have been compiled to reflect the extension of the public drinking area to the front of the Hotel.

3.  Amend second paragraph of description to read:  "There is a car park to the front of the Hotel which on limited occasions will be given over to sole use to host live performances to support locally significant events, temporary bar facilities may be erected within the car park to service attending customers.  On a former Boules Court an outdoor seating area has been created.  Further car park facilities area at the rear of the Hotel.

There is circulated Report No HLB/071/19 by the Clerk.

8.2  Ref:  HC/INBS/300
:  Jane Dolina Wilson, 65 Cradlehall Park, Inverness, IV2 5DA
Premises:  The Castle Tavern, 1 View Place, Inverness, IV2 4SA
Type:  on and off sales


1.  Inclusion of an extra outside drinking area adjacent to 1/2 View Place meaning an increase of 30 persons to the capacity at Section 7 of the operating plan.

2.  On sales hours on Saturday to terminate at 01.00 hrs rather than 00.30 hrs.  

3.  On and off sales to commence at 11.00 hrs on Sunday.

4.  Section 6(d) of operating plan to be amended to read:  "Children and young persons are welcome at management discretion in the lounge bar and adjacent terrace(s) until 22.00 hrs or until a meal has been finished.  In the upstairs restaurant children and young persons are welcome until 23.00 hrs.  In the event of a private function in the Restaurant area children and young persons may be permitted for the duration of the function at management discretion.

5.  Additional paragraph to add to description:  "In 2019 an additional outside drinking area was created opposite the entrance to Inverness Castle."

There is circulated Report No HLB/072/19 by the Clerk.

8.3  Ref:  HC/INBS/314
:  Platform Public Relations Limited, The Old Station, Station Road, Beauly, IV4 7EG per MacDonald Licensing, 21a Rutland Square, Edinburgh, EH1 2BB
Premises:  Archdale Guest House, High Street, Beauly, IV4 7BT
Type:  on sales


1.  To commence on sale hours from 10.00 hrs each day.  Hours prior to 12.00 hrs will only be for the purpose of tutorial/events taking place on the premises.

2.  The premises are a Guest House, but will specialise in the business of providing tutorials/events based on the history and culture of Scotland through food and drink.  Guests pre-book online or by 'phone.  There may also be pop up restaurant evenings with guest chefs.

3.  To add off sales from 10.00-22.00 hrs each day.  The off sales facility would be used in connection with guests purchasing products highlighted at such events.

4.  To add recorded music, receptions, live performances and club or other group meetings as activities.  Live performances will be ancillary to such events.

5.  Meals and snacks may be made available to residents and those attending functions/events, or for 'pop up' restaurant evenings.

6.  Due to the residential nature of this business, activities such as televised sport and recorded music may be available at any time.

7.  To amend rules for access by children and young persons so that children under eleven will not be permitted at events and children under five will not be permitted to restaurant evenings.  Children will require to vacate the premises by 23.00 hrs, unless residents.

8.  To substitute a new Layout Plan showing the reconfiguration of the premises, particularly the bedrooms which have been reduced in number to 4 suites.

9.  Description to read:  "Guest house consists or 4 suites, with limited catering facilities, being a self-standing building located on the High Street in Beauly".

There is circulated Report No HLB/073/19 by the Clerk.

8.4  Ref:  HC/INBS/306
: Priory Hotels Ltd, The Square, Beauly, IV4 7BX
Premises:  Priory Hotel, The Square, Beauly, IV4 7BX
Type:   on and off sales


1.  On and off sales to commence at 11.00 hrs on Sunday.

2.  Terminal hour on Saturday and Sunday to be 01.00 hrs.

3.  Seasonal variations to take account of the Festive Policy and other specific dates.

There is circulated Report No HLB/074/19 by the Clerk.

8.5  Ref:  HC/RSL/1803
:   Mars Black Sheep Hotels Limited, per Twin Deer Law, Lochaber Rural Complex, Fort William, PH33 6SQ
Premises:  Whispering Pine Lodge, Letterfinlay, Spean Bridge, PH34 4DZ
Type:  On and Off-Sales


  1. Increase core off-sale opening hours to 1000 hours (previously 1100 hours).
  2. Update children’s policy to reflect changes within premises.
  3. Increase on-sales capacity from 140 persons to 167 persons.
  4. Revised layout of premises following complete reconfiguration of premises including an additional basement area accommodating guest bedrooms and spa/treatment rooms; addition of two self-contained letting apartments within grounds of premises and increase in number of guest bedrooms from 13 to 25.
  5. Revision to description of premises to reflect refurbishment of hotel.
  6. Other activities that will be provided in addition to supply of alcohol to include professional spa treatments.
  7. Change of name of premises to Whispering Pine Lodge.

There is circulated Report No HLB/075/19 by the Clerk.

8.6  Ref:  HC/RSL/0775
:  Wickman Hotels Limited
Premises:  Cuillin Hills Hotel, Portree, Isle of Skye, IV51 9QU
Type:  On and Off Sales


  1. Layout plan – (i) increase number of letting bedrooms from 34-38 by linking main building and annex together;  (ii)  reconfigure car park area to rear of premises to create an ornamental garden area (Courtyard Gardens).  No change to main carpark or other garden areas;
  2. Amend premises description to reflect additional bedrooms and inclusion of the ornamental garden.

There is circulated Report No HLB/076/19 by the Clerk.

8.7  Ref:  HC/RSL/0129
:   Mars Highlands Development Limited, per Twin Deer Law, Lochaber Rural Complex, Fort William, PH33 6SQ
Premises:  Rokeby Manor (formerly Craigard Guest House), Invergarry, PH35 4HG
Type:  On Sales

  1. Change name of premises from Craigard Guest House to Rokeby Manor.
  2. Update description of the premises to reflect change in operation of the premises from a guest house to a hotel.
  3. Remove local condition currently restricting the sale of alcohol to residents only.
  4. Permit the sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises (off-sales) - Monday to Sunday 1000 hours to 2200 hours.
  5. Increase core on-sale hours to 1100 hours to 0100 hours, Monday to Sunday (currently 1700 hours to 2300 hours).
  6. Add seasonal variation at section 4 to afford ability to operate extended festive hours in line with board policy.
  7. Additional activities to be included in operating plan both within and outwith core hours to include: conference facilities, bar meals, receptions, club or group meetings, music, live performances, dance facilities, gaming, indoor/outdoor sports, televised sport and outdoor drinking facilities.
  8. Update children and young person’s policy to reflect new operation of premises.
  9. Increase overall capacity of the premises from 14 persons to 75 persons.
  10. Amend ground floor layout plan following an extensive refurbishment of the premises to incorporate a new reception/lobby area, kitchen and additional guest bedrooms.
  11. Extend footprint of premises to include new ground floor extension, first floor of premises and outdoor drinking area.
  12. Substitution of premises manager.

There is circulated Report No HLB/077/19 by the Clerk.

9.  Surrender of premises licence
Gèilleadh ceadachd togalaich

9.1  Premises:  Knocktulchan Lodge, Tulchan Sporting Estate, Advie, Grantown on Spey, PH26 3PW
Licence Holder:  Tulchan Sporting Estates Ltd, Advie, Grantown on Spey, PH26 3PW

9.2  Premises:   Inverness College UHI, 1 Inverness Campus, Inverness, IV5 5NA
Licence Holder: Inverness College UHI, 1 Inverness Campus, Inverness, IV2 5NA

9.3  Premises: Ackergill Tower, Ackergill, Wick
Licence Holder: Clarenco LLP, Clarenco House, Stockenchurch Business Park, Stockenchurch

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