Scottish Personal Licence Holder Duties
Duty to produce your licence
As a personal licence holder in Scotland you must produce your licence when asked to do so by either a Police Constable a Licensing Standards Officer (LSO).
Licence Training Refresher
You are required to undertake refresher training every 5 years. You must provide evidence of this to the Licensing Board that issued your original personal licence within 3 months of the expiry of each 5 year period. You must also produce to your Licensing Board your existing personal licence so an updated licence can be issued to you. Your Licensing Board will issue you with a reminder in relation this matter. Not undertaking refresher training within the prescribed period is an offence under the Act.
If you are charged with any relevant offence you must inform the court that you hold a personal licence. A list of relevant offences under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 can be found on this website at; Relevant Offences Scotland
Failure to inform a court of law if charged with a relevant offence is an offence under the Act subject to fine not exceeding level 2 (£500) on the standard scale.
If you are convicted of a relevant offence you must inform the Licensing Board in writing within one month of the date of conviction. You must also produce your personal licence to the Licensing Board so that an updated licence can be issued to you.
Failure to inform a Licensing Board if convicted of a relevant offence is an offence under the Act subject to fine not exceeding level 4 (£2,500) on the standard scale.
Change of name or home address
You must inform your Licensing Board of any change of name or address. This must be done within one month of the change taking place. You must produce to the Licensing Board your personal licence so that an updated licence can be issued to you.
Scottish Personal Licence Holder Duties also include;
- Remember your age verification policy (challenge 25)
- Always check identification
- Ensure Identification is genuine
- Refuse underage sales
- Retail alcohol responsibly
- Refuse sales of alcohol to drunks
- Do not be drunk on duty
- Ensure staff have correct training
- Keep records of training
- Know your premise licence
More information can be found under the Scottish Licensing Act 2005