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Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 - Adverts

Adverts for premises licences lodged under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005.

Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 - Occasional Licences

Information on occasional licences under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005.

Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 - Occasional Extensions

Information on occasional extensions under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005.

Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 - Overprovision Policies

View the consultation documents and background statistical information for the overprovision policy statements that the Boards require to publish by 1st September 2009.

Equalities Scheme Review

The Aberdeenshire Licensing Boards are currently reviewing their Race Equality, Disability Equality and Gender Equality Schemes and Action Plans.

Gambling Act 2005

Click here to access information of the Boards’ Statement of Licensing Principles under the Gambling Act 2005.

Review of Boards' Policy Statements 2010 - 2013

View the consultation documents for the review of the Board’s Policy Statements which required to be reviewed and published by 30th November 2010.

Current Policy Statements 2007 - 2010




Local Licensing Forums

Under the new Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 each Council must establish a Local Licensing Forum for their area. Aberdeenshire is divided into three licensing divisions, and, instead of establishing one Local Licensing Forum for the area, the Council established three separate Forums for each licensing division; North, Central and South Aberdeenshire.

The Law and Administration Service is responsible for licensing across Aberdeenshire.

Approved Gender Equality Scheme

Your Area

The licensing of pubs, hotels, restaurants etc. as well as bookmakers and betting offices is administered in three geographic divisions:

  • North (sitting in Peterhead) covers the Banff & Buchan and Buchan Areas and, in the Formartine Area, the Fyvie-Methlick, Turriff East, Turriff West and Upper Ythan wards
  • Central (sitting in Inverurie) covers the remainder of the Formartine and the Garioch Area and, in the Marr Area, the Huntly East and West wards
  • South (sitting in Stonehaven) covers the remainder of the Marr Area and the Kincardine & Mearns Area



Freedom of Information Publication Scheme

This is a guide to the information routinely made available by Aberdeenshire Justice of the Peace Advisory Committee as required under Section 23 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by Public Authorities, other than personal information, which continues to be managed under the rules of the Data Protection Act 1998.

As part of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, all Justice of the Peace Advisory Committees in Scotland must have an approved publication scheme in place by 30 November 2004.

This publication scheme sets out what information Aberdeenshire Justice of the Peace Advisory Committee publishes or intends to publish as a matter of course, how and when this information will be published and whether this information is available free of charge or on payment.