This page gives access to information on the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 and other alcohol legislation and is for anyone with an interest in alcohol licensing.
The information on these pages is taken from the relevant legislation and does not reflect the opinion of the licensing standards officer or Argyll and Bute Council.
Licensing Standards Officers
There are two Licensing Standards Officers employed by Argyll and Bute Council who are available to offer advice and assistance on any aspect of alcohol licensing.
The role of the Licensing Standards Officer is to provide guidance; ensure compliance with legislation; and offer mediation in licensing disputes.
Examples of the role are:
- Guidance – provide information; liaise with licensed trade/others; give talks/presentations.
- Compliance – monitor and inspect premises; issue compliance notices; report premises to licensing board.
- Mediation – log complaints; discuss licensing problems and disputes with premises and neighbours separately and together.
You can contact your Licensing Standards Officer for further information.
The Licensing Objectives
The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 Section 4 details the 5 Licensing Objectives as:
- Preventing Crime and Disorder
- Securing Public Safety
- Preventing Public Nuisance
- Protecting and Improving Public Health
- Protecting Children from Harm
Further information on the 5 Licensing Objectives can be found in the Argyll and Bute Licensing Board Policy Statement 2010-2013 or contact one of the licensing standards officers.
Do you need more information?
The Licensing Standards Advice Pack has been produced to assist new and existing Premises Licence Holders and Designated Premises Managers (DPMs) in running their premises in compliance with the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005, and includes specimen statutory notices for display on licensed premises.
You can also click on the links below to find out more (In alphabetical order):
- Alcohol Etc (Scotland) Act 2010
- Authorisation to sell alcohol
- Children and Young Persons
- Connected Persons and Interested Parties
- Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010
- Delivery and Remote Sale of Alcohol
- Extended Hours Licence
- Licensed Premises Inspections
- Licensed Premises Statutory Documents and Notices
- Licensing Board
- Licensing Complaints
- Local Licensing Forum
- Objections and Representations
- Occasional Licence
- Off Sales
- On Sales
- Personal Licence
- Premises Licence - including provisional and temporary licences and transfer or variation of a licence
- Premises Licence Review
- Premises Manager - including substitution of a premises manager
- Premises Operating Plan
- Sale of alcohol by a Young Person