Publication - Advice and guidance

Public entertainment licences for funfairs: guidance

Published: 20 Jul 2017
Justice Directorate
Part of:
Business, industry and innovation, Law and order

Guidance relating to the licensing of funfairs as places of public entertainment under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982.

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Public entertainment licences for funfairs: guidance

8 page PDF

150.4 kB


36. Conditions are specific requirements that the licence holder must comply with, otherwise the licence could be refused, suspended or revoked.

37. The licensing authority can attach standard conditions for all licences granted for funfairs, they may also impose individual conditions to full licences, and also to temporary licences.

38. By way of example, such licence conditions could:

  • Restrict the use of the premises to specific kinds of activity.
  • Limit the number of persons to be admitted to the premises.
  • Fix the days and times when the premises may be open.

39. The licensing authority should give careful consideration as to whether the condition proposed is necessary. The licensing authority should also consider whether, in all the circumstances, the condition is reasonable and proportionate.

40. Any condition attached to the licence must be clear, so that the licence holder is aware of his obligation to comply.


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