Licences - alcohol
The sale of alcohol is controlled by law. Each local government area must have a Licensing Board. West Lothian Licensing Board (new window) consists of 10 Board members.
- A Convener - elected at the first meeting after the council election and holds office until the next election, and;
- Nine ordinary members.
Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 - Guidance for Licensees
The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 became fully effective on the 1 September 2009. This Act replaced the 1976 legislation.
Policies of the Board may be obtained from the links below.
Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 - Application forms and Guidance Notes
Please see below for downloadable application forms and guidance notes.
Local Licensing Forum (LLF)
The Forum is independent from the Licensing Board but at the same time they share the common goal of having the local community?s best interest at the heart of decision making.
The role of the Forum is to keep under review the operation of the new Licensing Act in the Forum area and to review the relevant Licensing Board?s functions. It is also their role to give advice and make recommendations to the Board in relation to those matters as the Forum considers appropriate. This will be mainly at a policy level as the Forum cannot comment on individual cases.
Further information on local Licensing Forums can be found at local licensing forums (new window). Should you wish to apply to be a member of West Lothian Local Licensing Forum, you should download and complete the application form at the bottom of this page and return to Julie Whitelaw, Chief Solicitor, Legal Services, West Lothian Council, The Civic Centre, Howden South Road, Livingston, EH54 6FF.
West Lothian Licensing Board Policy Statement
Copies of the policy can be downloaded from the website and are also available for public inspection free of charge at The West Lothian Civic Centre, Howden South Road, Livingston, EH54 6FF from 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 4pm on Friday.
- A. Application for Confirmation of a Provisional Premises Licence (PDF, 283kb)
- A. Fire Safety Information for Licensed Premises. (PDF, 13.8kb)
- A. Premises Licence & Operating Plan Application & Guidance Pack (PDF, 107kb)
- A. Section 50 Certificate Application Form (PDF, 50kb)
- B. Notification of Death, Resignation or Dismissal of Designated Premises Manager (Section 54) (PDF, 27kb)
- B. Variation (Section 31- New Designated Premises Manager) Application New Form (PDF, 28kb)
- B. Variation of Premises Licence Application Form (Section 29) (PDF, 67kb)
- C. Guidance notes for objections or representations (PDF, 79.1 KB)
- C. Requesting a Premises Licence Review Hearing (PDF, 58.1kb)
- D. Transfer of a Premises Licence Application Form (Section 33 - transfer by the premises licence holder) (PDF, 46kb)
- D. Transfer of a Premises Licence Application Form (Section 34 - transfer by a third party other than the premises licence) (PDF, 43.8)
- E. Personal Licence Application & Guidance Pack (PDF, 55kb)
- F. Occasional Licence Application Form and Guidance Notes (PDF, 38.2kb)
- F. Occasional Licence Mandatory Conditions (Schedule 4, Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005) (PDF, 19.9kb)
- F. Occasional Licences / Extension - Emergency / Unforeseen circumstances form (PDF, 37.3 KB)
- G. Extended Hours Application Form & Guidance Notes (PDF, 208kb)
- H. West Lothian Licensing Board Equality Outcomes 2013 -2017 (PDF, 44kb)
- H. West Lothian Licensing Board Model Publication Scheme - 2013 (PDF, 125kb)
- H. West Lothian Licensing Board Policy Statement (PDF, 84kb)
- June Applications - Public Advert (PDF, 12kb)
- Occasional licence applications - objection deadline 26/6/2013 (PDF, 71.4 KB)