Licensing Laws - Scotland


The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 requires everyone who serves or sells alcohol to complete training.

The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 requires training for those involved in liquor licensing at all levels: staff, managers, Licensing Board members and Licensing Standards Officers 


All staff, including part-time and casual staff, must be trained.replique rolex

Regulations give further details:
• All staff must complete a minimum of 2 hours training before they sell or serve alcohol
• The training can be delivered by a personal licence holder (PLH) or a qualified Trainer
• There are 16 points that must be covered in the training, but there is no requirement for an exam
• A record of your training must be kept on the premises where you work


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The full Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 can be downloaded from:

There are also a number of Regulations that add to the ‘bare bones’ of the Act. These are:

1. The Licensing (Scotland) Act (Commencement No 2 and Transitional Provisions) Order

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