Search Legislation

Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015

Section 47 – Personal licence holders: procedure on receipt of notice of conviction

152.Section 83 of the 2005 Act provides the procedure that a Licensing Board must follow where they receive notice of a conviction (or otherwise become aware of a conviction) of a personal licence holder. The Board must notify the Chief Constable of the conviction and, where the existence of the conviction is confirmed by the Chief Constable, the Board must hold a hearing to review the licence.

153.Section 47 of the Act amends section 83 to enable a Licensing Board to consider at such hearings whether the licence holder is a fit and proper person to hold a personal licence. Where the Board are satisfied the person is not a fit and proper person to hold a personal licence, they must make an order revoking the licence. A decision to make such an order is added to the list of decisions in schedule 5 to the 2005 Act that are appealable to the sheriff.

Back to top


Print Options


Explanatory Notes

Text created by the Scottish Government to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Acts of the Scottish Parliament except those which result from Budget Bills.


More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources