COVID-19 Licenced Premises: 07 October 2020
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:
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.
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
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.
Any applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
or addressed to:
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
Isle of Lewis