The Scottish Government is responsible for regulating the powers of Scottish local authorities and Licensing Boards in relation to licensing the sale of alcohol.
The Licensing (Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 came into force on 1st February 2008. They provide for various procedural matters under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005, relating to, amongst other things, the notification of licence applications, objections, representations, determinations and hearings.
A Consultation on: Update of The Licensing (Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 has been published on the Scottish Government’s consultation platform, Citizen Space. Share views and respond to this consultation online at: https://consult.gov.scot/criminal-law/licensing-procedure/.
If you are unable to respond online you can submit your response along with a completed Respondent Information Form to: Licensing.Consultation@gov.scot.
The consultation can also be viewed at: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2018/03/4348.
The consultation closes on 6th June 2018.