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Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005

Section 123 – Excluded premises

248.This section provides that those premises described in subsection (2) are excluded from the new licensing regime, and consequently the sale of alcohol would not be permitted on these premises. Paragraph (a) is intended to cover motorway service areas and paragraph (b) covers petrol stations and garages.

249.Subsection (5) provides that garage premises which are a principal local source of fuel or groceries are not excluded premises and can therefore apply for a licence to sell alcohol

250.Subsection (6) provides a power for the Scottish Ministers to amend the list of excluded premises by way of regulations.

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