Agendas, reports and minutes

Highland Licensing Board

Date: Tuesday, 29 March 2022

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A meeting of the Highland Licensing Board will take place via Microsoft Teams on Tuesday, 29 March 2022 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 22 February 2022.

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/014/22 detailing Licences which have been granted under delegated powers by the Clerk to the Board during the period 10 February 2022 to 16 March 2022 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/015/22 detailing Occasional Licences and Extended Hours Applications which have been granted under delegated powers by the Clerk to the Board during the period 10 February 2022 to 16 March 2022 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/INBS/667
Tristan Murray Gray Aitchison, 19 Union Road, Inverness, IV2 3JY
Premises: XOKO Ltd, 13 Bridge Street, Inverness, IV1 1HG
Type: on and off sales

There is circulated Report No HLB/016/22 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/INBS/
Hotel Co 51 UK Limited, 804-834 Bath Road, Hounslow, TW5 9UH
Premises:  Moxy, Glebe Street, Inverness
Type:  On and off sales

There is circulated Report No HLB/017/22 by the Clerk.

7.2  Ref: HC/RSL/1900
Susan P Kirk
Premises:  Isle of Eigg Shop (New), An Laimhrig, Isle of Eigg, PH42 4RL
Type:  Off-sales

There is circulated Report No HLB/018/22 by the Clerk.

7.3  Ref:
Bracken Hide Ltd per Harper MacLeod LLP
Premises:  Bracken Hide Hotel, Struan Road, Portree, Isle of Skye, IV51 9EG
Type:  On and off sales

There is circulated Report No HLB/019/22 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/539
:  BP Oil UK Ltd
Premises:  BP Longman Filling Station, 22-24 Longman Road, Inverness, IV1 1RY
Type: Off sales


  1. Small changes to retailing layout of premises, including alcohol display areas, resulting in increase to off-sale display capacity from 5.76 m2 to 8.44 m2.

There is circulated Report No HLB/020/22 by the Clerk.

8.2  Ref:  HC/INBS/588
:  Aviemore Experience Ltd, per MacDonald Licensing, 21a Rutland Square, Edinburgh, EH1 2BB
Premises:  Thistle Do Nicely, Unit 1D Aviemore Shopping Centre, Grampian Road, Aviemore, PH22 1RH
Type: off sales


  1. Increase terminal off-sale hours to 2200 hrs, Monday to Sunday (previously 1900 hrs)
  2. Add additional activity to operating plan : Background music may be played within and outwith core hours (at a level appropriate for customers)
  3. At Q.5 – add premises may open at 0900 hours for the sale of other goods, no alcohol will be sold or supplied until commencement of licensed hours.
  4. At Q.5(f) – Any other activities – add that the premises may offer a delivery service which may include alcohol.
  5. Increase off-sale alcohol display capacity from  2.2 m2  to 11.58 m2
  6. Update layout plan to reflect increase in alcohol display area.

There is circulated Report No HLB/021/22 by the Clerk.

8.3  Ref:  HC/INBS/360
:  Motor Fuel Ltd, Gladstone Place, 36-33 Upper Marlborough Road, St Albans, AL1 3UU.
Premises:  Esso Kessock Service Station, Longman Road, Inverness, IV1 1SD
Type: off sales


  1. Increase core off-sales hours on Sunday to commence from 1000 hrs (previously 1230 hrs)
  2. Refurbishment of retail space in premises resulting in small increase in off-sale capacity from 12.68m2 to 13.2 m2

There is circulated Report No HLB/022/22 by the Clerk.

8.4  Ref:  
:  Ronald MacKinnon
Premises:  Rankins Stores and Post Office, Uig, Isle of Skye, IV51 9XP
Type: off sales


  1. Addition of Sunday off sales hours – 1000 hrs to 1700 hrs

There is circulated Report No HLB/023/22 by the Clerk.

8.5  Ref:  HC/CSR/0327
:  Alastair McArthur
Premises:  Kyle Bakery, Dornoch Road, Bonar Bridge, IV24 3EB
Type: off Sales


  1. Amend layout plan to increase off sales capacity
  2. Increase off sales hours

There is circulated Report No HLB/024/22 by the Clerk.

8.6  Ref:  HC/CSR/0293
:  Blargoans Ltd
Premises:  Northern Sands Hotel, Dunnet
Type: On and Off Sales


  1. add theatre and films as activities held during core hours;
  2. amend the layout plan for the erection of a marquee containing a bar for five years in the north car park,
  3. amend the on sales capacity to include 575 in the marquee.

There is circulated Report No HLB/025/22 by the Clerk.

9.  Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 Section 83 – review of personal licence
Achd Cheadachd (Alba) 2005, Earrann 83 – ath-sgrùdadh air ceadachd phearsant

9.1  Licence Holder:  Thomas MacMillan (HC/RSL/L/7186)

There is circulated Report No HLB/026/22 by the Clerk.

10.  Application for personal licence 
Iarrtas airson ceadachd phearsanta

10.1 Applicant:    Thomas McAnelly (HC/INBS/7880)

There is circulated Report No HLB/27/22 by the Clerk.

11.       Surrender of premises licence
Gèilleadh ceadachd togalaich

11.1  Premises:  The Overscaig House Hotel, Loch Shin, by Lairg, IV27 4NY
Licence Holder: 
Black Cormorant Ltd

11.2  Premises:  Seafood Restaurant, Railway Buildings, Kyle of Lochalsh, IV40 8AQ
Licence Holder:  Janette P MacRae

11.3  Premises:  Castle Street Restaurant, 41 Castle Street, Inverness, IV2 3DU
Licence Holder:  Partnership of R & K Comfort

11.4  Premises – 2 Quail Restaurant, Inistore House, Castle Street, Dornoch, IV25 3SN
Licence Holder:  Rowan Carr

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

12.  Review proposals – non-payment of annual premises licence fees
Moladh ath-sgrùdaidh – neo-phàigheadh chìsean ceadachd togalaichbliadhnail

There is circulated Report No HLB/028/22 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.