Rules on applying for a new personal licence changed

The Highland Licensing Board is advising people who have had their personal licences revoked that rules have changed and they may now be able to reapply.

Since December 2014 The Highland Licensing Board has had to revoke a number of personal licences where the licence holder failed to comply with the mandatory refresher training requirements.

There was also provision in the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 which prevented anyone who has had a personal licence revoked for this reason from applying for a new personal licence for a period of 5 years from the date of revocation of their licence.

However, this provision in the 2005 Act has been removed with effect from 4 August 2015. Any person who failed to comply with refresher training requirements, and who has had their personal licence revoked as a result of that failure, is therefore now free to apply for a new personal licence at any time, provided they hold a relevant qualification (Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders).

For further information or to make an application people should contact their local Council Office on the following telephone numbers:

• Inverness Nairn and Badenoch and Strathspey: 01463 785087-88
• Caithness Sutherland and Easter Ross: 01955 609508- 509
• Ross Skye and Lochaber: 01397 707233

13 Aug 2015
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