Local licensing forum

We are required under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 to establish a Local Licensing Forum (LLF).

The role of the LLF

  • keep under review the liquor licensing system and the function of the Licensing Board in our area
  • give advice and make recommendations to the Board on such matters as they think appropriate
  • the LLF cannot comment on particular cases

How the LLF does this

  • considering the implications of relevant local data and statistics provided by appropriate organisations
  • identifying key licensing issues affecting the Scottish Borders and developing constructive advice on how to address them


The forum is appointed from members of the public:

  • S Bell
  • G Campbell
  • S Dalrymple
  • S Elliot - health service
  • PC Lackenby - Police Scotland
  • S Mabon
  • R MacKay
  • R McIntyre
  • M Wynne - Licensing
  • J Scott - Licensing
  • H Wood - Licensing

The Forum is currently inviting applications for new Members. If you are interested please contact Licensing or complete the membership application form. Completed applications should be submitted.


Licensing objectives

The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 is based on five licensing objectives. All licensing decisions must be made with reference to these five objectives. All are of equal importance. They are:

  1. preventing crime and disorder
  2. securing public safety
  3. preventing public nuisance
  4. protecting and improving public health
  5. protecting children from harm

LLF annual report

View the LLF annual report.