Late Hours catering licences

Under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982, premises offering food, whether on or off the premises between the hours of 11pm and 5am daily, must have a Late Hours Catering Licence. 

Stirling Council have further agreed that only premises offering meals or refreshments, which are prepared or heated up on the premises require to be licensed.

A late hours catering licence is not required if a Premises Licence for the sale of alcohol is also in effect under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 and the Operating Plan includes the provision of the meals and refreshments at the relevant times.

The hours of trading for City Centre premises are as follows:-

  1. For Late Hours Catering Licences within the City Centre: Thursday evenings until 2am and Friday and Saturday evenings to 3am.  

  1. The terminal hour of premises within the City Centre offering a delivery or drive-through service is 5am.  No customers are be allowed to enter the premises after the hours of 2am on a Thursday and 3am on Friday and Saturdays, and the delivery has to be made to a legitimate residential or business address. 

  1. Premises located outwith Stirling City Centre, wishing an extension to the terminal hour, would apply to the Planning & Regulation Panel for consideration on a case by case basis.