West Lothian Licensing Board

The sale of alcohol is controlled by law and each local government area must have a Licensing Board.

Please note that all the Licensing web pages are intended to guide you through the procedures associated with making an application for a licence. They are not intended to summarise relatively complex areas of the law. Anyone using these pages should obtain independent advice from their own solicitors or advice centre. 
The following members have been appointed to the West Lothian Licensing Board;
  • Councillor Tony Pearson (convenor)
  • Councillor Allison Adamson
  • Councillor Stuart Borrowman
  • Councillor George Paul
  • Councillor Damian Doran-Timson

West Lothian Licensing Board meetings are being held on a hybrid basis at present. Any member of the public wishing to attend a meeting can now do so or they can view the meeting through this link Live Broadcast of West Lothian Licensing Board Meeting

Applicants and their agents will be contacted about accessing the meetings at which their applications will be considered. The meeting schedule for 2022 is as follows:

  • 9 December 2022

and for 2023 is as follows;

  • 13 January 2023
  • 10 February 2023
  • 10 March 2023
  • 14 April 2023
  • 12 May 2023
  • 9 June 2023
  • 14 July 2023

Please note that once an application is received and is deemed to be complete it will be acknowledged and sent for processing. Once the objection period has passed, the Clerk will then decide at which meeting the application will be heard and applicants and agents will be advised accordingly. There is currently a backlog of applications to be processed due to an unprecedented rise in the numbers of applications being received. Applications requiring to be referred to the Board will be dealt with in chronological order and it is recommended that all applications are checked carefully before being submitted as incomplete applications will cause further delay.

Agendas, minutes and further information about Board meetings can be accessed here West Lothian Licensing Board

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