The Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (SCPLH) is a qualification that allows you to apply for a personal licence to sell alcohol in Scotland.
To be eligible for the SCPLH, you must:
Be 18 years of age or over
Have a valid photo ID (passport or driving licence)
Be a resident of Scotland
Not have any convictions for relevant offences* in the past 5 years
Once you have completed the SCPLH, you can then apply for a personal licence from your local authority. A personal licence allows you to sell alcohol in licensed premises in Scotland.
If you are interested in applying for the SCPLH, please contact us and we will be happy to provide you with more information.
If you wish to sell or supply alcohol in Scotland, you must hold a valid personal licence. A personal licence authorises the holder to supply alcohol from any premises licensed for that purpose.
You can apply for a SCPLH Scottish Personal Licence if you are 18 years of age or over and have held a Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (SCPLH) for at least 5 years. You will also need to have been resident in Scotland for at least 6 months prior to applying for the licence.
Personal licences are issued by your local authority and are valid for 10 years. If you move to another area, you will need to notify the new local authority of your change of address.
To apply for a personal licence, you must:
Complete an application form
Provide 2 passport-sized photographs of yourself, one of which must be endorsed as a true likeness by a solicitor or notary public, Justice of the Peace, Commissioner for Oaths, or Sheriff Officer
Pay the application fee
Send your completed application form, photographs and fee to your local authority
Your local authority will then carry out background checks and may contact you to ask for additional information. Once these checks are complete, your local authority will issue you with a personal licence.
A personal licence holder must:
Notify the licensing board of any changes to their name, address or other contact details within 28 days
Notify the licensing board if they are convicted of any relevant offence* within 28 day
Surrender their personal licence to the licensing board if they are convicted of a relevant offence* and sentenced to imprisonment for a term exceeding 3 months
If you hold a personal licence and move to another area, you must notify the new local authority of your change of address.
*Relevant offences include any offence relating to the sale of alcohol, violence, disorder or drug use/supply.