Edinburgh's Licensing Board

Edinburgh's Licensing Board is responsible for regulating the sale of alcohol to the public and certain gambling activities, by issuing alcohol licences and betting and gambling permits.

Consultation on Statement of Licensing Policy  

The consultation closes on 20 December 2022.  To get involved please visit the Consultation Hub.

Extended hours - festive period 2022/23

The Board has agreed that the Extended Hours period for the 2022 festive season will operate from 18 December 2022 to 3 January 2023 (inclusive).  This means that premises with Seasonal Variations in their operating plans may trade an additional two hours on sales during that period.

Licensing Board members

  • Councillor Louise Young (Convener)
  • Councillor Jason Rust (Vice Convener)
  • Councillor Pauline Flannery
  • Councillor Margaret Graham
  • Councillor Lezley Marion Cameron
  • Councillor Chas Booth
  • Councillor Norman Work
  • Councillor Catherine Fullerton
  • Councillor David Key

View recent Licensing Board meeting papers 

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

Financial statements

Download the Edinburgh Licensing Board's annual financial statements (PDF, 297KB)

Alcohol and gambling policies

Download the gambling policy and related documents (PDFs)
Download the alcohol licensing policy (PDF, 8MB) 

Equalities policy and outcomes

Download the equalities policy outcomes (PDF, 161KB)
Download the equalities policy 2018 (PDF, 282KB)

Freedom of information

Download freedom of Information publication scheme 2018 (PDF, 208 KB)

Annual functions reports

Download annual reports on the board's functions (PDF, 108KB)

Privacy notice

Download the privacy notice (PDF, 196KB)