Licensing Act (Scotland) 2005
The Licencing Act (Scotland) 2005 changed Scottish licensing law dramatically. Since 1st September 2009, all premises require a premises licence which must nominate a premises manager, who must hold a personal licence.
Applications for personal licences are valid for 10 years. However, all staff who serve alcohol must be properly trained.
Note that personal licences issued in Scotland are not valid in England and Wales and vice versa. English licensing law has a number of significant differences in its operation.