Scotland

10 Sep 2019

Scotland - The Position following Personal Licence Renewals

The Scottish Government have published their annual figures reflecting the number of premises and Personal Licences held per Board across Scotland.What is striking is the reduction in the number of Personal Licence Holders.   Between M...

26 Jul 2019

Scotland - Edinburgh Consult on Sexual Entertainment Venues.

Earlier this month Edinburgh City Council launched  a public consultation regarding Sexual Entertainment Venues in the city and how they will be regulated in the future.This follows the Scottish Government introducing legislation which allo...

22 Jul 2019

Scotland - Consultation on Occasional Licences – Health Board responses

We have previously reported on the consultation undertaken by the Scottish Government on occasional licences which has recently closed - see https://www.john-gaunt.co.uk/news/scotland-consultation-on-occasional-licencesThe Times is reporting tha...

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...