Fife Licensing Board

Fife Licensing Board is an independent regulatory body by virtue of Section 5 of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005. The Board members are made up of local councillors and they must undergo training to be allowed to sit on the Board.

Current Board Members:

Cllr Carol LIndsay 
Cllr Zoe Hisbent
Cllr David Macdiarmid
Cllr John Docherty
Cllr Donald Lothian
Cllr Andy Heer
Cllr Gavin Ellis
Cllr Garry Haldane
Cllr Ryan Smart
Cllr Alistair Cameron

Function of the Board

The Fife Licensing Board is there to administer and determine applications for premises that sell alcohol to the public. They are also required to regulate certain Gambling activities within Fife.

Licensing Policy Statements

The Licensing Board is required to provide policy statements that set out how they intend to exercise its functions in terms of both Liquor Licensing and Gambling.  These can be viewed from the publications section on this page.

For further information on Fife Licensing Board and to view scheduled meetings & agendas visit their profile page:  Fife Licensing Board

Further information is also available from the following publications:

Statement of Licensing Policy 2013-2016
Fife Licensing Board - Liquor Licensing Fee List
Fife Licensing Board - Guidance for Applicants Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005

Attending a Licensing Board Meeting

When the Licensing Board has to consider an application, the applicant and any person who has made an objection or representation will be cited to the meeting to present their case before the Board makes a decision.

Prior to the Board meeting the applicant will receive a citation letter requesting their attendance and the letter will detail any issues that are required to be addressed at the Board.  If you are the applicant you will also receive copies of any reports or letters that the Board will take into account.

View the 'What to expect when attending a Licensing Board Meeting' document for more information.


Liquor Licensing
Tel: 03451 55 11 77 Contact Liquor Licensing online
By Post: Fife House North Street Glenrothes Fife KY7 5LT

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