Council raises awareness on market operator’s licences

The Highland Council are asking any businesses, companies or organisations who are planning to hold any type of market, including Christmas or festive type markets, to contact the Licensing Service to check if they require a market operator’s licence.

If a licence is required organisers will have to have applied for, and had this granted, prior to the market taking place.

Further information including guidance notes, conditions of licence are available from the link below

There are certain exemptions from the requirement to be licenced. For example, if the market is to be organised by charitable, religious, youth, recreational, community, political or similar organisations.

If you wish to check if your market will require a licence please do not hesitate to contact the Council’s Licensing team at




4 Oct 2021