Licence holders asked to undertake refresher training

Aberdeenshire Council.
Aberdeenshire Council.

Holders of personal licences across Aberdeenshire are being urged to undertake refresher training by August 31 this year – or face losing their licence to sell alcohol.

The deadline applies to all 10-year personal licences that were granted on September 1 2009.

Although the licences themselves last a decade, holders also must refresh their training after five years under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005.

Holders must also notify the board that issued their licence by December 1 this year that the training has been undertaken, otherwise the licence will be revoked.

All licensed premises are authorised to sell alcohol by personal licence holders but if the personal licence holder loses their licence, premises can no longer serve alcohol.

For more information, visit www.goo.gl/7J09aw.