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.
- Nithsdale Divisional Licensing Board
- Annandale and Eskdale Divisional Licensing Board
- Stewartry Divisional Licensing Board
- Wigtown Divisional Licensing Board
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.
If you require a hard copy, please contact the Licensing Board by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dumfries and Galloway Licensing Board Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005
Publication of Licensing Policy Statement
The four Divisional Licensing Boards within Dumfries and Galloway (comprising the Annandale and Eskdale Divisional Licensing Board; the Nithsdale Divisional Licensing Board; the Stewartry Divisional Licensing Board and the Wigtown Divisional Licensing Board) have finalised their renewed Licensing Policy Statement in terms of Section 6 of the Act and have published this Statement on 4 November 2023
The Statement outlines the principles which the Boards propose to apply in exercising their functions under the Act. It also includes Assessment of Overprovision in terms of Section 7 of the Act.
The renewed Licensing Policy Statement can be accessed below:
A copy of the Statement will also be available for inspection free of charge within:
- Kirkbank, English Street, Dumfries, DG1 2HS
- Council Offices, Sun Street, Stranraer, DG9 7JJ
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. However, for reasons relating to Coronavirus and by virtue of the Boards' powers under the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020, the annual finance and functions report for financial year 2021/2022 have been published by 31 December 2022.
Reports from previous years
Reports for the last financial year is also available to download:
Equality and Diversity
The Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) (Scotland) Regulations 2012 came into force in May 2012. The key legal requirements for public authorities (which includes the Licensing Boards) contained in these specific duties are to:
- publish a Report every two years on the progress made to make the equality duty integral to the exercise of their functions so as to better perform that duty (mainstreaming report); and
- publish every four years equality outcomes which they consider will enable them to better perform the equality duty and report progress
Annandale and Eskdale/Nithsdale
- Stuart Davidson - 01387 245919 - email@example.com
- Mary Irving - 01776 888429 - Mary.Irving@dumgal.gov.uk
- Julia Farroll - 01776 888428 - Julia.Farroll@dumgal.gov.uk
Annandale and Eskdale Divisional Licensing Board (6 members)
Nithsdale Divisional Licensing Board (6 members)
Wigtown Divisional Licensing Board (6 members)
Councillor Andrew Giusti (Convener)
Councillor Ben Dashper
Councillor Katie Hagmann
Councillor Chrissie Hill
Councillor David Inglis
Councillor Jackie McCamon