A consultation on proposals for changes to the alcohol licensing regime in Scotland.
These proposals address the concerns raised by a wide variety of stakeholders, and are grouped under two themes.
Proposals to strengthen the powers of Licensing Boards and the Police,
Proposals to improve the effectiveness of the licensing regime.
In addition we anticipate that these proposals will contribute to our overall aims of addressing the problems of alcohol misuse, while minimising the burdens on the legitimate trade and regulators.
We would welcome your views on these proposals. Our views are not fixed and we are committed to an open and productive discussion on these proposals.