Adverts for Current Alcohol Licence Applications

Under the Licensing (Scotland ) Act 2005 and associated Regulations West Lothian Licensing Board must advertise all applications for new premises licences, premises licence variation applications and occasional licences.

The impact of the Coronavirus (COVID -19) continues to have a significant impact on the processing of licence applications.

If you need to get in touch 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 cannot accept phone calls at present.

In the meantime, applications for licences and permits (with the exception of hire car applications, please refer to the hire car webpages for details of how to make these) should be posted to the

Licensing Team,
West Lothian Council,
Civic Centre,
EH54 6FF

along with cheques or postal orders for payment of any fee required and copies of all required supporting documentation. 

If you are unable to post your application and fee please contact the Licensing Team by email.

Please be aware that there will likely be delays in the processing of applications due to changes in working conditions at present. 

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.   

Advertisements for both premises licence and occasional licence applications will appear on this page.

The adverts will show current applications. If you wish to comment on an application then please note carefully the last date for objections or representations and ensure that it has NOT passed. Further information about making an objection or representation is available below.‚Äč

Current New Premises Licence and Variation Applications

Current Occasional Licence Applications

How to Make Objections or Representations

There is no prescribed format for objections/representations to be made and further information regarding this can be found here Icon for pdf Guidance Notes for Objections or Representations [979.48KB] Before making your representation you are strongly recommended to read the guidance note attached at the start of the form.

You should also remember that objections/representations should be made within the requisite time frame as specified in the current adverts above.

Any objections and/or representations must be made by the date stated against each application to