Liquor, Civic Government, Gambling

 

The Comhairle’s legal services section deals with licensing. Our main functions concerning licensing include:

  • the management and administration of the Licensing Board.
  • the management and administration of Licensing under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982

Western Isles Licensing Board

Annual Functions Report and Annual Financial Report under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005

The Western Isles Licensing Board is required under section 9A of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 to publish an annual functions report and under section 9B of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 to publish an annual financial report, which are available below:

Western Isles Licensing Board Annual Functions Report 2018-2019 (265.7kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Western Isles Licensing Board Expanded Financial Report 2018-19 (318.6kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Statement of Licensing Policy for the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005

Section 6 of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 requires every Licensing Board to publish a regularly updated Statement of Licensing Policy. This Policy is available to view and came into effect in November 2018.

Western Isles Licensing Board Policy (596.6kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Overprovision Map (3.5MB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Members of the Western Isles Licensing Board

  • Norrie MacDonald(Chairman)
  • Paul Francis Steele
  • Roddy MacKay
  • Iain Murdoch MacLeod
  • Paul Anthony Finnegan
  • Iain Archie MacNeil
  • Finlay MacKenzie Stewart
  • John Norman MacLeod
  • Iain M MacAulay
  • Calum MacLean

Civic Government Licensing

The Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 makes provision for the licensing and regulation of certain activities. Licences are issued and enforced for a wide range of functions, for example; Taxi/ Private Hire Car Operator’s Licences; Taxi/ Private Hire Car Driver Licences; Public Entertainment Licences; Public Charitable Collections and Cinema Licences.

Taxi and Private Hire Car (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) Information

Last updated 30/06/20

Please visit COVID19 - Guidance for Holders of Taxi and Private Hire Licences

Taxi and Private Hire Driver Applications – Knowledge Test

All knowledge tests for new applicants have been postponed but CNES will contact any applicants as soon as possible to arrant a test.

Taxi and Private Hire Operators – Vehicle Fitness Tests

These have been postponed until further notice.

Taxi Fares Review

The current Taxi Fares Review will be completed in the near future, once the Coronavirus crisis is over.

Contact

Licensing Standards Officer

Any applications should be sent to iain.smith@cne-siar.gov.uk

or addressed to:

Licensing Office
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
Sandwick Road
Stornoway
Isle of Lewis
HS1 2BW