Agendas, reports and minutes

Highland Licensing Board

Date: Tuesday, 14 January 2020

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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, 14 January 2020 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 3 December 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/001/20 detailing Licences which have been granted under delegated powers by the Clerk to the Board during the period 2 November 2019 to 18 December 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/002/20 detailing Occasional Licences and Extended Hours Applications which have been granted under delegated powers by the Clerk to the Board during the period 21 November 2019 to 18 December 2019 and inviting the Board to note the Report.

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

There is circulated Report No HLB/003/20 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. 

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/1928
Elgol Bistro Limited
Premises:  Elgol Bistro, Elgol, Isle of Skye, IV49 9BL
Type:  On sales and off sales

There is circulated Report No HLB/004/20 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/CSR/0755
:  The Firm of Breadalbane House Hotel
Premises:  Breadalbane House Hotel, 20 Breadalbane Crescent, Wick
Type: On Sales


  1. extend opening hours on Sundays to Thursdays to terminate at 0100 hrs and commence on Sundays at 1100 hrs;
  2. add off-sales with daily hours of 1000 hrs to 2200 hrs;
  3. redefine children and young persons policy;
  4. add seasonal variation to take advantage of the Board's festive policy;
  5. to activities/entertainment remove conferences and dance facilities,
  6. add films within core hours and receptions outwith core hours;
  7. provide explanation for when activities/entertainment is provided outwith core hours;
  8. amend layout plan to show relocation of bar counter and areas for admission of children and young persons;
  9. amend premises licence description.

There is circulated Report No HLB/005/20 by the Clerk.

8.2  Ref:  HC/INBS/254
:  Invopco Limited, 267 Clifton Road, Aberdeen, AB24 4HJ per Nicky Corletto, TLT LLP, Solicitors, Hobart House, 80 Hanover Street, IV1 1HD
Premises:  Gellions, 14 Bridge Street, Inverness, IV1 1HD
Type: on and off sales


(1)  Amend terminal hours Thursday, Friday and Saturday to 0300 hours.

(2)  Amend seasonal wording to add “and any other time the Board declare”.

(3)  Permit dance facility within core hours.

There is circulated Report No HLB/006/20 by the Clerk.

9.  Surrender of premises licence
Gèilleadh ceadachd togalaich

9.1  Premises:  Skye Picture House, Broadford, Isle of Skye, IV49 9AJ
Licence Holder:  Stuart Brumpton

9.2  Premises:   151 High Street, Fort William, PH33 6EA
Licence Holder: Helen Smith

9.3  Premises: Heilan Coo Shoppy, Plantation, Fort William
Licence Holder : Helen Smith

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