Delivery and Remote Sales of Alcohol

Delivery of Alcohol

Section 119 of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 makes it an offence to deliver alcohol unless the following is in place:

  1. a day book recording the order is kept on the premises from where the alcohol was despatched; and
  2. a delivery book or invoice is carried by the person delivering the alcohol

In addition the information required to be entered in the above is:

  1. the quantity, description and price of the alcohol; and
  2. the name and address of the person to whom the alcohol is to be delivered


Remote Sales

Section 139 of the Act applies where, in connection with any sale of alcohol, the premises from which the alcohol is despatched for delivery of the sale is not the same as those where the order for the alcohol is taken.

Where the premises from which the alcohol is despatched are in Scotland, the sale of the alcohol is, for the purposes of this Act, to be treated as taking place on those premises.  Therefore, those premises will require to have a premises licence.

If you require further information on delivery and remote sales of alcohol then please contact one of the licensing standards officers.