In terms of Section 67 of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005, the Board has determined that it is appropriate to grant a general extension of licensed hours for the festive period. This extension will apply as follows:

  • Christmas Eve - Friday, 24 December 2021,
  • Christmas Day - Saturday, 25 December 2021,
  • Boxing Day - Sunday, 26 December 2021,
  • Hogmanay - Friday, 31 December 2021 and
  • New Year’s Day - Saturday, 1 January 2022 (inclusive), and will allow an extension of the terminal hour for the sale of alcohol during that period until 2am.

This extension will only apply to on-sales and not to off-sales of alcohol.

There will be no general extensions outwith these days although any applications for extended hours outwith the general extension will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

It should be noted that such applications will require to be submitted no later than 1 December 2021.

There is no need for licensees to apply for the general extension to 2am. On sales premises can utilise these hours to the extent they consider appropriate.