Published on January 14th, 2011 | by Dean Carr
Alcohol Licence Scotland (Scottish Licensing Law)
The Licensing Laws in Scotland changed on the 1st of September 2009 now all sales of alcohol must be made or authorised by a Personal Licence Holder who Holds a Scottish Personal Licence. All staff selling alcohol must have a record of basic training on the new Licensing(Scotland)Act 2005. A certificate of basic staff training and a record kept on the licensed premises by the premises manager is the best way to provide evidence of staff competence on the law. Staff whom work part time, full time whether paid or un-paid must have basic training on the new licensing Act for Scotland. To sell alcohol in Scotland a Premise must also have a premises licence, a Premises Manager must be asigned to the premises licence as the “PREMISES MANAGER”. Premises licensees are granted and monitored by Licensing Boards in Scotland, which are departments of local councils. All Scottish Personal Licence Holders must achieve a licensing law qualification, this qualifications is known as a Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders or SCPLH Level 5. Once a certificate of training has been achieved the individual can then apply to their local Licensing Board for a Personal Licence, all aplicants must prove they are a fit and proper person and are interviewed by local Police. The Police will also conduct a PNC check on each individual apply for a licence. Application fee to the Local Licensing Boards stands at £50.00 at time of press. The avarage cost of a SCPLH one day training course is £125.00 + VAT. for details and training dates for Scotland please see www.personallicencescotland.com
Staff training can also be sort via this website
A change in law from the 01/10/2011 now requires a Scottish premise to operate a Challenge 25 policy and display posters requesting age verification.
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