Scotland

28 Jun 2019

Scotland - Alcohol sales drop; as minimum price kicks in?

In an article published online by the BBC on 19th June, it has been reported that  less alcohol was sold in 2018 than any year since records began in the early 1990s, according to a new report produced by NHS Health Scotland.  This ...

14 Jun 2019

Scotland - Edinburgh consult on future of theatre licensing

From 27th January 2021 The Theatres Act 1968 (the Act) will no longer be in force in Scotland. This is because of changes brought about by the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 which will be fully implemented from that date.  The ...

05 Jun 2019

Scotland - Glasgow consult on new Sexual Entertainment Venue Policy

On 31st May Glasgow launched their public consultation on a new Sexual Entertainment Venue (SEV) Policy for the city.This follows the Scottish Government bringing into force the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 (Commencement No.9 an...

21 May 2019

Scotland – Licensing (Personal Licences: Supplemental and Transitional Provision) (Scotland) Order 2019

The snappily titled Licensing (Personal Licences: Supplemental and Transitional Provision) (Scotland) Order 2019 was laid before the Scottish Parliament yesterday with a view to it coming into force on 30 June 2019.As many Scottish personal lice...

16 May 2019

Scotland - Deposit Return Scheme (DRS)

Scotland was the first part of the UK to announce that is was planning to bring forward a deposit return scheme. Following the closure of their public consultation on a Deposit Return Scheme the Scottish government have published their anal...

14 May 2019

Scotland - Last chance for licence renewals

We cannot promise this will be the last reminder from us on the requirement to renew Scottish personal licences which are due to expire on 31st August 2019 (if in doubt check your personal licence document for the expiry date) but the deadline to ...