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Entertainment Licences and Permissions for Events

If you are organising an event involving entertainment which is open to the public you may need a licence.

If your event involves any type of entertainment contained within West Lothian Council's pdf icon Public Entertainment Resolution [10kb].

If you are organising an event in a public place and this also involves the selling (e.g. stalls selling food and other items) or the provision of services for money (e.g. face painting) you may also require additional licences such as street traders licences or market operator licences.

If your event involves a public procession or parade you require to give notice of it to the Council.

If your event involves the sale of alcohol you will also need an occasional licence if the alcohol is not being sold from a licensed premises.

If your event involves a public charitable collection you may require a permit from the Council.

If your event involves the setting off of fireworks between the hours of 11pm and 7am you may require to apply for a fireworks dispensation.

More information can be obtained from the Licensing Team on 01506 281632 or by emailing licensingservices@westlothian.gov.uk