Scotland: Regulation & Enforcement

Wherever you are in Scotland, compliance with regulations doesn’t end when you get your premises licence.

Alcohol can cause a raft of health and social problems if mistreated so the places that sell it are heavily regulated to ensure neighbours and customers are protected at all times. 

That means that with the best will in the world, as the owner or manager of a place selling wine, beer or spirits you can quickly find yourself subject to all kinds of legal action on issues ranging from noise to public safety and under age sales.

However, as one of the largest specialist licensing solicitors in the UK, we can help you navigate this ever-changing maze of regulations as simply and cost-effectively as possible.



Spirits, wine, beer, cider or any other fermented distilled or spirituous liquid with an 0.5% or higher abv (alcohol by volume).

Premises Licence

A licence issued pursuant to the Licensing Act 2003 or Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 as appropriate, authorising a defined area to be used for one or more licensable activity.