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Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005

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6424 hour licences to be granted only in exceptional circumstances

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(1)Subsection (2) applies where, in relation to any premises—

(a)an application of any of the following kinds is made to a Licensing Board in respect of the premises, namely—

(i)a premises licence application,

(ii)a premises licence variation application,

(iii)an occasional licence application, or

(iv)an extended hours application, and

(b)if the application were to be granted, the licensed hours in relation to the premises would be such as to allow alcohol to be sold on the premises during a continuous period of 24 hours or more.

(2)The Licensing Board must refuse the application unless the Board is satisfied that there are exceptional circumstances which justify allowing the sale of alcohol on the premises during such a period.

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