Edinburgh's Licensing Board

The Licensing Board is responsible for regulating the sale of alcohol to the public and certain gambling activities.

The Licensing Board does this by issuing alcohol licences and betting and gambling permits.

Festival period 2018 - Extended hours policy

The board's festival extended hours period operates from 3 to 27 August 2018. 

Premises with festive seasonal variations in their operating plans may trade for an additional two hours added to the terminal hour from Friday 3 August, with the last extra two hours on Monday 27 August.

Any other premises seeking additional hours during the festivals period would have to submit applications for extended hours in the usual way.

Financial statement 2016/17

The Board considered, and approved, the terms of a Financial Statement showing income and expenditure for the 2016/17 financial year at its meeting on 4 December 2017.

Download the board's financial statement for 2016/2017 (PDF - 281KB)

Statement of Licensing policy 2018

The Licensing Board has begun its consultation on the terms of its Statement of Licensing policy.

Find details of the consultation on the Council's Consultation Hub

Licensing Board members

  • Councillor Norman Work (Convener)
  • Councillor Lezley Marion Cameron
  • Councillor Mary Campbell
  • Councillor Nick Cook
  • Councillor Cammy Day
  • Councillor Catherine Fullerton
  • Councillor Gillian Gloyer
  • Councillor David Key
  • Councillor Callum Laidlaw
  • Councillor Joanna Mowat

Rules and meetings

Download the Licensing Board rules and meeting dates (PDF - 70KB)
View recent Licensing Board meeting papers 
Download  details of what to expect at a Licensing Board meeting (PDF - 285KB)

Alcohol and gambling policies

Download the alcohol licensing policy (PDF - 670KB) 
Download the gambling policy (PDF - 452 KB)

Amplified music and vocals in licensed premises

Download letter to consultees 21 April 2016 (PDF - 58.55 KB)
Download recommendation from Licensing forum (PDF - 187.75 KB)
Download extract from current Statement of Licensing policy. (PDF - 46.57 KB)
Download supplementary Statement of Licensing policy - amplified music and vocals in licensed premises (PDF - 55.57 KB)

Equalities policy and outcomes

Download licensing Board Equalities policy 2018 (PDF - 282KB)
Download equalities policy outcomes (PDF - 161KB)

Freedom of information

Download freedom of Information publication scheme 2018 (PDF - 208.07 KB)  

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