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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.

Nithsdale Divisional Licensing Board



Notice is hereby given that Nithsdale Divisional Licensing Board on 4 December 2019 agreed a Supplementary Licensing Policy Statement under Section 6(2) of the Act the terms of which are published from Tuesday 17 December 2019.  This Supplementary Statement, which inserts the reasons for the Board's Policy Hours at new paragraphs 1.11.2 to 1.11.13 of the current Licensing Policy Statement 2018 -2023, comes into effect on Friday 20 December 2019.

The Licensing Policy Statement amended to incorporate the terms of the Nithsdale Divisional Licensing Board's Supplementary Licensing Policy Statement can be downloaded using the link above.

Annual reports

The boards are required to publish an Annual Functions Report and Annual Financial Report within 3 months of the end of the relevant financial year:

Reports from previous years

Reports for the last financial year is also available to download:

Licensing Officers

Annandale and Eskdale/Nithsdale



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 (5 members, 1 vacancy)

Councillor Katie Hagmann
Councillor David Inglis
Councillor Jim McColm
Councillor Tommy Sloan
Councillor Ros Surtees

Page last updated: 22/12/2020
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