Liquor licensing

Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005

The Act sets out 5 licensing objectives

  • Preventing Crime and disorder
  • Securing public safety
  • Preventing public nuisance
  • Protecting and improving public health; and
  • Protecting children from harm

Statement of Licensing Policy

The Licensing Board is obliged to prepare and publish a statement of Licensing Policy every three years. During each three year period, the policy must be kept under review and the Board may make any revisions it thinks appropriate.

Local Licensing Forum

South Ayrshire Council have established a Local Licensing Forum which meets a minimum of 4 times per year and whose function is to keep under review (a) the operation of the Act in the Forum’s area and (b) the exercise by the Board of their functions.

New Applications

You can obtain information about new applications and how to object at