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Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005

Section 17 – Premises licence

38.This section introduces the new premises licence. This replaces the seven different types of licences under the current legislation. The Act provides that anyone wishing to sell alcohol on any premises, subject to the exceptions set out in the Act, has to hold a premises licence.

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