Dumfries and Galloway Divisional Licensing Boards

The Dumfries and Galloway Licensing Boards are the statutory licensing authority under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 and the Gambling Act 2005.

There are four separate Divisional Licensing Boards for Dumfries and Galloway. The Boards meet to determine relevant applications and discuss related matters.

Licensing policies and principles

The Boards are under a duty to publish a number of local policies and guidance documents which inform decision-making. These documents are reviewed regularly.

Financial report

The boards are required to publish an annual financial report within 3 months of the end of the relevant financial year. You can download our recent annual financial report:

Board membership

Annandale and Eskdale Divisional Licensing Board (5 members)
Councillor Ian Carruthers
Councillor Archie Dryburgh
Councillor Douglas Fairbairn
Councillor Henry McClelland
Councillor Stephen Thompson

Nithsdale Divisional Licensing Board (6 members)
Councillor Jim Dempster
Councillor Ivor Hyslop
Councillor Jeff Leaver
Councillor David McKie
Councillor Elaine Murray
Councillor Davie Stitt

Stewartry Divisional Licensing Board (5 members)
Councillor Dougie Campbell
Councillor Rob Davidson
Councillor Iain Howie
Councillor Jane Maitland
Councillor John Young

Wigtown Divisional Licensing Board (6 members)

Councillor Andrew Giusti
Councillor Katie Hagmann
Councillor David Inglis
Councillor Jim McColm
Councillor Graham Nicol
Councillor Tommy Sloan

Page last updated: 04/06/2018
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