Entertainment Licences and Permissions
If you are organising an event involving entertainment which is open to the public you may need a licence.
The impact of the Coronavirus (COVID -19) has had a significant impact on the processing of licence applications. If you require to communicate with the Licensing Team, please do so by email to the following address:-
Email enquiries will be prioritised and responded to on a priority/urgent basis.
We are working to identify temporary changes to licensing processes. Further updates will be provided on this page as soon as possible.
If you are an event organiser you should note that when possible applicants will be able to email amended applications for events which have been postponed due to Covid-19 as long as the details of the event remain exactly the same and only the event date is changing, any other changes to event details will require a new application to be submitted in the usual manner.
If your event involves any of the type of entertainment contained within the West Lothian Council's
If you are organising an event in a public place and this will also involve 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 email@example.com