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Occasional licence

Apply for an occasional premises licence.

Licence summary

If you hold a premises licence, a personal licence or are from a voluntary organisation and wish to sell alcohol from premises that are not licensed, you may apply for an occasional licence. However, you can only get licences for events connected with your organisation's activities. 

You must apply at least 28 working days prior to the date the license is required for. An occasional licence will be valid for no more than 14 days. 

Eligibility criteria

A voluntary organisation may only be issued with an occasional licence if they have not had more than four occasional licences that last for four days or more or more than 12 licences that last for less than four days and that the licences issued do not cover more than 56 days in a 12 month period.

Regulation summary

The Occasional Licence (Scotland) Regulations 2007 (PDF)


An occasional licence application fee is £10.

Please note, there's a £10 fee to change an occasional licence.

Application form

pdf icon Download an occasional licence application form. [79kb]

What happens next

Your application will be sent to the Chief Constable, Police Scotland and the Licensing Standards Officer. They have 10 days to notify the Board of any comments or objections. In this case, you'll be given a further opportunity to comment.

The Licensing Board may ask you to attend a hearing if there are objections or comments. If there's none, the application will probably be decided without a hearing.

If you've not heard from us within 5 weeks, contact:

Customer First


Phone: 0141 577 4684