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Licensing Survey

We are currently looking at improving our webpages to ensure that you can quickly access licensing related information and services, including the ability in the longer term, to apply and pay for various licences online. We would really appreciate you taking some time to complete our short online survey here survey

Your feedback on the experiences that you have had with our team is key to our understanding of your needs as users of the Licensing function, and in turn the design of new and improved services capable of meeting them.

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.

Gambling Act 2005

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

Boards' Policy Statements 2013 - 2016

View the Board's Policy Statements


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


Under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 each Council must establish a Local Licensing Forum for their area. Aberdeenshire established three separate Forums for each licensing division; North, Central and South Aberdeenshire.

The Legal and Governance Service is responsible for licensing across Aberdeenshire.


Equalities Scheme Review

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


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.

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.