Have your say on Council’s policy statement on Gambling Act

The Highland Licensing Board (HLB) is now consulting on a proposed draft of its next Statement of Policy under the Gambling Act 2005 which, when finalised after consultation responses have been considered and any consequent amendments made, will become its policy statement for the period 2017-2020. 

HLB is required to publish, every three years, a statement of the principles that they propose to apply in exercising their functions under the Gambling Act 2005.

The proposed draft modernises the current policy Statement by including updates to the current legislation and guidance provided by the Gambling Commission.  It also incorporates the supplementary guidance note on risk assessments for gambling premises approved by HLB on 14 June 2016.

Consultation responses from statutory consultees and from members of the public are invited and should be submitted by 11 November 2016.  Responses should be addressed by letter to:

  • Claire McArthur, Depute Clerk to the Licensing Board, Council Offices, High Street, Dingwall, IV15 9QN or by email to Claire.McArthur@highland.gov.uk

The Consultation Draft Statement of Policy can be accessed at:




4 Oct 2016