Licensing Board

Find out Licensing Board responsibilities as well as when meetings take place.

Our Licensing Board handles the administration of a range of licences. Their main function is to regulate premises that sell alcohol to the public. They're also required by the Gambling Act 2005 to regulate certain gambling activities within the East Renfrewshire area.

The Licensing Board is made up of 5 councillors with various temporary licences granted under powers delegated to appointed East Renfrewshire Council officers.

All licensing fees are put back into the council to fund the licensing system, which is entirely hosted and administered by our employees.

The Licensing Board is a separate legal entity and has its own publication scheme under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act. 

Board members

  • Councillor Paul Edlin (Chair)
  • Provost Mary Montague (Vice Chair)
  • Councillor Andrew Morrison
  • Councillor Angela Convery
  • Councillor David MacDonald

Next Board meeting

Date: tba

Read the Annual functions report 2022/23 (PDF) [150KB]

Read the East Renfrewshire Licensing Board income and expenditure 2223 (PDF) [279KB]

Minutes of last meeting

Read the minutes of the board meeting of 10 August 2023 (PDF) [200KB] .

Board Annoucements 

Read the latest licencing board decisions 

Statement of Principles 

Our Licensing Board is responsible for some gambling licences.

View the Statement of Principles 2021 (PDF) [235KB] (opens new window)  which the Board will adhere to when making decisions.

Alcohol applications to be considered at the next licensing board meeting 

PremisesApplicantSale of AlcoholDate PublishedObjection Date



Current list of Occasional Licence Applications

Ref No.Date of licenceApplicantEventLocationExpiry Date for
or representations
0708/03/2024MND FundraisersCharity FundraiserSt Johns Church Hall28/02/20247:30pm to
12 midnight
0816/03/2024Williamwood Parish ChurchCharity FundraiserWilliamwood Parish Church28/02/20246:30pm to 10pm
0902/03/2024Brian McMahonPartyClarkston Halls28/02/20246pm to 12 midnight



Last modified on 19 February 2024