SALPS is designed to assist you in understanding your responsibilities as a personal license holder, covering the legal basis of the required training of staff selling or serving alcohol under the Licensing Scotland Act 2005. The course also provides good practise in managing conflict situations and the standard of service.
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You or a member of your staff must hold a personal licence if you sell alcohol from licensed premises in Scotland.
‘Licensed premises’ include any premises allowed to sell alcohol under a premises licence.
To qualify for a licence you must:
Applications are made to your local licensing board.
Applications may be refused if:
You must tell the Licensing Board if you are convicted of a ‘relevant offence’ between the making of an application and it being determined.
A ‘relevant offence’ includes violent or sexual offences, firearms offences, drugs offences, aiding and abetting, inciting, counseling or procuring any relevant offence or any other offence which resulted in imprisonment.
Once granted, your personal licence will be valid for 10 years.
Contact your council to apply for a premises licence if you want to carry out ‘licensable activities’ from a particular venue.
Licensable activities include:
You still need a licence even if the activities are for charity – but you may not have to pay for it.
You must be 18 or over to apply for a premises licence.
You must either be, or have appointed, a designated premises supervisor (DPS) before you can apply for a licence. A DPS holds a ‘personal licence’ to sell alcohol.
You might have to register to pay machine game duty on any gaming machines you have on your premises.
There may be other conditions added to your licence, such as having an age-checking policy.
Most Premises licences have an unlimited duration but you will have to pay an annual fee.
To apply for a premises licence, contact the council where the premises is based.
Your application must include:
You will also need to include your ‘operating plan’:
You will be charged a fee based on the rateable value of the premises.
If you wish to serve alcohol outside of your licensed hours, eg for a wedding, you must apply to extend the hours of your licence.
You must display your ‘licence summary’ at the premises where it can be easily seen.
The other pages of the licence should be kept safely at the premises. Police or council officers can ask to see them at any time.
If you carry out any licensable activities at your premises without a premises licence, you can be fined £20,000, sent to prison for up to 6 months, or both.
You can be fined up to £1,000 for failing to produce your licence on request.