Licensing expert warns of 'flood' of short-term let licences

An expert commentator on civic licensing has warned of a “flood” of licence applications for short-term lets in Scotland that could reach tens of thousands.

Published 10 January 2020

Stephen McGowan: Renewed focus on gambling machines in pubs

A Wetherspoons recently failed "test purchases" where police sent cadets into pubs to try and play gaming machines, to see if they would be asked for ID. The venue has had its gaming machine permit revoked as a result.

Published 17 December 2019

TLT secures 3am licence outwith Dumfries policy

TLT has obtained a permanent 3am licence for LIQRS, a late night bar premises in Dumfries town centre.

Published 28 June 2019

TLT overcomes overprovision policy to secure licence for Bothwell restaurateur

TLT’s head of licensing (Scotland), Stephen McGowan, has secured a new licence for the San Vincenzo Italian restaurant and delicatessen in Bothwell – overcoming a previous refusal, trade opposition and the licensing board policy on overprovision which had declared the Bothwell locality as “overprovided” for all types of licensed premises.

Published 21 May 2019