Local Government Election 2022 Results

The count for the election will take place at West Lothian College on Friday 6 May 2022. The results will be made available using the link above.

Designated Premises Manager (DPM)

Every licensed premises in Scotland must have a designated premises manager (DPM) who works on the premises in order to sell alcohol under Schedule 3 Premises Licence Mandatory Conditions of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005. The only premises which are exempt from these requirements are clubs operating in terms of the Licensing (Clubs) (Scotland) Regulations 2007.

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.

Covid 19 - The impact of the Coronavirus (COVID -19) continues to have a significant impact on the processing of licence applications. Please consult the Scottish Government website for information on any covid restrictions which may affect the operation of your licence.

Please note the following information in relation to premises managers;
  • Every premises must have a specified designated premises manager who works at the premises.
  • Any individual intending to be a designated premises manager must also be the holder of a valid Personal Licence.
  • A person can only be the designated premises manager of one premises at a time. 
  • If your designated premises manager stops working at the premises for any reason, or his licence expires or is revoked or suspended, the licence holder must notify the Licensing Board within one week or the premises will not be able to continue selling alcohol.

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