Each year the Licensing Board publishes its policy on extended licensed hours for the festive period which, at the discretion of the Board, also includes extensions for recognised public holidays and events of national significance.
If Part 4 of the Operating Plan attached to your Premises Licence makes reference to the Board's policy on the festive period, then the extensions detailed in the current policy will apply automatically without the need to make an application for Extended Hours.
Section 67 of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 gives the board powers to grant a general extension to licensed hours in connection with a special event of local or national significance.
The Board can choose to apply the extension to all premises or to premises meeting certain criteria.
Premises can choose to operate during the extended hours.
There are no current General Extensions.