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General Licencing

The Council is the licensing authority for general licensing covering venues where public entertainment takes place and also where raised structures like temporary spectator stands are used.

The issue of liquor licences and licensing of premises for betting and gaming is the responsibility of South Ayrshire Licensing Board.

In both cases, as part of the licensing procedures, Building Standards provides technical expertise to assess the suitability of premises or temporary events.

A large variety of venues are assessed and inspected ranging from routine inspections of public houses, hotels and bingo halls to considerable involvement in the licensing of open air events like fairgrounds, the National Outdoor Bowling Championships, Air Displays and the Open Golf Championships.