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Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005

Section 18 – Meaning of “appropriate Licensing Board”

39.This section provides that for the purposes of premises licences, the “appropriate Licensing Board” for any premises is the Board in whose area the premises are situated (or mainly situated). If premises straddle two or more areas equally, applicants can nominate one of the Licensing Boards in question to act as the relevant Licensing Board. The effect of this section is to identify the Board which will carry out licensing functions in relation to premises licences.

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