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North Ayrshire Licensing Board

North Ayrshire Licensing Board is the statutory licensing authority responsible for all Alcohol and Betting Licences in North Ayrshire. The Board is constituted under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 and Gambling Act 2005.

North Ayrshire Council elects Councillors to be Members of the Board. The Convenor of the Licensing Board is Councillor Ronnie McNicol. The Clerk to the Licensing Board is the council's Senior Legal Services Manager, Aileen Craig.

Please read the North Ayrshire Licensing Board Guide to Information (Word, 75kb).

View the current list of Premises, Premises Licence Holders and Premises Managers in North Ayrshire (Excel, 108kb) as of 20 August 2018.

Licensing Board Dates

Licensing Board Schedule 2018
Board dateLast day for Applications
18 June 2018 27 April 2018
1 October 2018 10 August 2018
10 December 2018 19 October 2018

View the Licensing Board meeting schedule, minutes and related documents.

Licensing Policy Statement

North Ayrshire Licensing Board publishes a Licensing Policy Statement 2013-18 (Word, 327kb) under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005.

The following documents are relevant:


The Board may refuse a licence due to an overprovision of licensed premises in any one area. 

Read the North Ayrshire Licensing Board's Overprovision Assessments:

Standard Conditions

When premises are granted a new licence, these are subject to a set of conditions. Standard Conditions are reviewed by the council and a new edition of the Conditions is published.

Premises are only controlled by the set of Conditions it was given at the time the licence was granted. Your licence is not affected if the Board publishes a new edition. Our Standard Conditions:

Please note: the Licensing Board may apply the newest edition to older Licences - this might happen if:

  • during Review procedure - the Board might uphold a complaint against the Premises and decide to vary some of the Licence Conditions
  • during Variation proceedings (where the licence holder asks the Board to change part of the licence) the Board may decide to update the particular Premises' conditions to the newest edition

In either case the individual Licence Holder can make representations to the Board.

Signs and Notices

The following are mandatory signs and notices under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005. If you are unsure as to which signs you are required to display, in relation to your Licence, please contact the Licensing Office.

Premises Licence review application

The Board has stated advice (PDF, 110kb) on making comments and complaints. How to make a Complaint/Premises Licence review application (Word, 22kb) to the Licensing Board, under Section 36 of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005.

Mainstreaming Equality and Equality Outcomes

Information on the Board's equality outcomes and the progress it has made to mainstream equality is contained in the Board's Equality and Mainstreaming Report 2013-2017 and Equality
Outcomes Report 2017-2021 (PDF, 151kb).

Annual Functions Report under Section 9A of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005

Annual Financial Report under Section 9B of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005

Contact Licensing



01294 324305


Licensing Section, Legal Services, North Ayrshire Council, Cunninghame House, Irvine, KA12 8EE