Anyone wishing to sell alcohol requires a Personal Licence.
When selling alcohol on licensed premises, the sale must be authorised generally or specifically by a personal licence holder. The designated premises manager must possess a personal licence. In many premises, other members of staff also attain personal licences so that they can also authorise sales, conduct staff training, and as a matter of general best practice.
Please complete the application form below and submit together with:
The fee is £50 for a first application and £50 fore a renewal.
The Scottish Government has released a communication which details advice for personal licence holders on how to renew their personal licences. You can access this document here:
Personal licences require to be renewed every 10 years, and the first personal licences which were granted in Sept 2009 will be due for renewal soon.
Here is a summary of advice on how to renew a personal licence:
If the personal licence has an expiry date of on or before the 31 August 2019:-
It is likely that there is going to be very high demand for training courses, therefore personal licence holders are advised to get themselves booked on a Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (refresher) training course as soon as possible.
All personal licence holders will receive further instructions on the renewal of their personal licence via letter, no later than 9 months in advance of the licence expiry date.