Black Isle Country Park, North Kessock.
The Highland Licensing Committee has granted a public entertainment licence under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 to Mr Ewan Maxwell in respect of the Black Isle Country Park, Drumsmittal, North Kessock.
In addition to standard public entertainment licence conditions, the licence is granted subject to a number of conditions recommended by the Council’s Environmental Health Team and by Building Standards. These will require:
- Implementation of the animal welfare plan approved by Environmental Health;
- Implementation of the maintenance plan approved by Environmental Health for the animal enclosures and public areas;
- Adherence to an approved detailed layout plan for the park indicating the licensed site and its public areas and animal enclosures; and
- That roof repairs are carried out to the hatchery building to the satisfaction of Building Standards prior to any public access to that building taking place.
Chair of the Highland Licensing Committee Cllr Ian Cockburn said: “Members of the Licensing Committee take animal welfare very seriously.
“I would like to thank our Environmental Health Team for the thorough work that they have undertaken, which has been a great help to addressing the concerns and improving standards at the Park.
“Members have put a lot of thought and research into this case prior to hearing the application today. Members’ views are that by licensing the Park’s activities this will give the Council more control and reassurance about the animal welfare and public safety for the future. The licence will enable our Environmental Health Officers to maintain a watching brief on the Park’s future activities.”
Once granted, the public entertainment licence will allow the owners of Black Isle Country Park to operate a domestic animal petting park.