Mary McFadyean, Robin Russell, Chair of South Ayrshire Licensing Forum, Elaine Caldow and Robert Campbell.
South Ayrshire's Licensing Forum has three new members, Elaine Caldow, Mary McFadyean and Robert Campbell.
Robin Russell, Chair of South Ayrshire Licensing Forum said: "I am delighted that we have three new members who all have something different to contribute to the Forum. I am positive that the work they will carry out with other members of the Forum will ensure that we play an active role in licensing matters across South Ayrshire."
The local licensing Forums across Scotland were set up in August 2007 under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 and were established to better connect local Licensing Boards with the communities affected by their decisions.
The South Ayrshire Licensing Forum represents the views of people concerned with the operation of the alcohol/liquor licensing system in the South Ayrshire area.
The Forum, which meets four times each year, is made up of representatives from current personal and premises licence holders, health, education or social work, Strathclyde Police, South Ayrshire Licensing Board, young people and members of the local community.
Earlier this year three members of the Forum resigned and their places have now been filled by others with an interest in licensing matters.
Elaine Caldow, Lead Public Health Practitioner, NHS Ayrshire & Arran, speaking about her appointment said: "This is a great opportunity to explore how the forum can take a public health approach to licensing, which is perhaps the least understood of the five objectives underpinning the Licensing Act (Scotland) 2005."
Robert Campbell said: "As a previous member of the Licensing Board I am looking forward to becoming involved with licensing issues again."
Mary McFadyean said: "I am pleased to be a member of the Licensing Forum and look forward to participating in discussions regarding issues facing our community.
No particular qualifications are required to be a member of the Forum, members need to be enthusiastic, committed and interested in licensing issues and the impact these have on local peope."
The role of the Forum is to keep under review the operation of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 in the Forum's area and the exercise by the Licensing Board of its functions and to give advice and make recommendations to the Board on policy.