HELLO

Welcome to my website! Here you will find information on and a connection to the work I do in:

  • Liquor Licensing: where I operate as Robin Morton Licensing Limited t/a Robin Morton Licensing
  • Licensing Training: Robin Morton Licensing and Lo-Five offers Personal Licensing Training, Refresher Training and Staff Training under The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005
  • Cleaning of Business Premises: our sister cleaning company Garcia Cleaning Limited specializes in pubs and restaurants

NEWSFLASH  –  Festive extensions Glasgow 2019 / 2020

THIS IS THE GLASGOW POLICY FOR EXTENDED HOURS OVER FESTIVE PERIOD. IN OTHER AREAS CHECK YOUR LICENSING BOARD’S WEB SITE

Glasgow Policy

Part A: Festive Period

For the purposes of this statement on Festive Policy the festive period is to be taken as:

  • Saturday 30 November 2019 to Tuesday 2 January 2020

 Part B: Licensed Premises within the City Centre

In accordance with part 8 of its Licensing Policy Statement, the City of Glasgow Licensing Board has determined to grant the following extension to all licensed premises with an on-sales facility having seasonal variations within their operating plan and being located within the City Centre, subject to the Specific Exclusions mentioned at Section Two:-

  • Mondays to Sundays: one additional hour beyond the terminal hour for the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises in relation to licensed hours commencing during the Festive Period

 Part C: Licensed Premises outwith the City Centre

In accordance with Part 8 of its Licensing Policy Statement, the City of Glasgow Licensing Board has determined to grant the following extension to all licensed premises with an on-sales facility having seasonal variations within their operating plan and being located outwith the City Centre, subject to the Specific Exclusions mentioned at Section Two:-

  • Fridays and Saturdays during the Festive Period, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Hogmanay and New Year’s Day: one additional hour beyond the terminal hour for the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises in relation to licensed hours commencing on each of those days.

 Part D: Members Clubs

The above policy on festive hours set out in parts B and C of Section Four does not apply to Member’s Clubs.

Members Clubs which have confirmed on their application for a Premises Licence that the Club’s Constitution and Rules conform to the requirements of Regulation 2 of the Licensing (Clubs) (Scotland) Regulations 2007, will be permitted extended hours up to 3.00am on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

 Section Five: Operation of Premises beyond Midnight

Where Licensed Premises are open after 12 Midnight by virtue of an extension provided under Section Three or Section Four of this policy such Premises will be expected to comply with the Licensing Board’s policy relative to the use of toughened glass and other recognised safety products in licensed premises as set out in part 10 of its Policy Statement.

Have a great season folks and watch out for fake ID – driving licences doing the rounds!

Above all, be safe.

NIGHT TIME INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION AUGUST NEWSLETTER

For those working in the Late Night sector here is a link to the NTIA AUGUST NEWSLETTER

ALCOHOL FOCUS SCOTLAND AUGUST NEWSLETTER

Here also is a link to the AFS AUGUST NEWSLETTER with info on the MUP and the Scottish Government consultation on occasional licences. (NB The views of AFS are not necessarily echoed in all cases by my own but they play an important role in our industry).

 

IMPORTANT NEWS

IMPORTANT IF YOU WERE, OR HAVE STAFF WHO WERE, IN THE EARLY DAYS HOLDERS OF PERSONAL LICENCES GRANTED UNDER THE NEW ACT AND ISSUED IN 2009 OR 2010!!! BE VERY CAREFUL – THE DEADLINE FOR RENEWING IS 3 MONTHS BEFORE THE EXPIRY DATE!!!!!  FOR EXAMPLE IF THE EXPIRY DATE IS 30 NOVEMBER 2019  THE DEADLINE FOR LODGING RENEWAL IS 3O AUGUST 2019 OR 3 MONTHS BEFORE YOUR EXPIRY DATE, WHATEVER THAT IS.

YOU MUST ACT NOW.

Licensing Boards will accept a new Refresher training certificate for those 10 year renewals. This is needed anyway for the 5 yearly Refresher training requirement.

APPLICATIONS FOR RENEWAL OF THOSE PERSONAL LICENCES EXPIRING IN 2019 / 2020 (ACCOMPANIED BY A NEW REFRESHER TRAINING CERTIFICATE) MUST BE LODGED ASAP  SO BEST TO GET THOSE FOLK BOOKED ON REFRESHERS NOW !!!!!!

I have Refresher courses on 13 and 27 February, 12 and 26 March or by arrangement. Most are from 10am to 4pm, in my  George Square training room, Glasgow city centre. More if demand. Book by email robin@robinmorton.com or call / text 07870 590909.

Summer 2019 NEWSLETTER

You can view my latest newsletter, which includes information on personal licence renewals and details of my ‘Last Chance Saloon’ Refresher Course on 30 May!  Be sure to read up on all the latest news here!

LICENSING TRAINING UPDATE

Some folk have been saying unsolicited nice things about my courses by text or on evaluations…..

“Thanks. It really helped me a lot. Really good day. Thanks again” – Luke 09 October
“Thank you. Great course. Thanks” – Melanie 09 October
“Thank you for interesting training. Very helpful” – Beatrice 09 October
“Woo. Thanks for a great day.” – Rachel 09 October
“Thanks for all your help” – Gordon 03 October
“Thank you for a well delivered course. Enjoy the sunshine” – James 10 September
“Well explained. Thorough explanation and well communicated” – Evaluation anon August
“Very personable. Clear and straightforward” – Evaluation anon August

And some amusing suggestions for improvement have come out of the anonymous evaluations…

“Free booze but not over 50 units because that would be harmful!”
“Afternoon tea and a massage”
“Stop squeaking table”  (Done sir!)
“Provide a beer”

Here are the full details of my licensing training services. Courses run fortnightly.

FULL PERSONAL LICENCE TRAINING DATES

On each day courses run from 10:00 – 16:00 unless otherwise stated. Email robin@robinmorton.com to book.
Standard course fee is £140 per person, except where indicated.

Full Personal Licensing (SCPLH) Training Courses 13 and 27 February, 12 and 26 March or by arrangement.

REFRESHER TRAINING DATES

On each day courses run from 10:00 – 15:00 unless otherwise stated. Phone robin@robinmorton.com to book.

Standard course fee is £95 per person, except where indicated.

Refresher (SCPLH (Refresher)) Training Courses 13 and 27 February, 12 and 26 March or by arrangement.

LICENSED TRADE SERVICES

Robin Morton offers and recommends a suite of specialist services for the Licensed Trade:

Liquor Licensing

I now offer an annual “Licensing Health Check” for £200 (for Glasgow) which includes a retainer for me checking on your licensing systems, documents, training, refresher training and notices etc. on an annual visit, and being on hand to assist on routine matters such as updating certificates, providing notices etc. Call or email me if interested.

Find out more about my liquor licensing services.

Licensing Training

IMPORTANT IF YOU WERE, OR HAVE STAFF WHO WERE, IN THE 1ST BATCH OF PERSONAL LICENCES GRANTED UNDER THE NEW ACT AND ISSUED ON 01 SEPTEMBER 2009!!! THESE LICENCES SAY THAT THE EXPIRY DATE IS 31 AUGUST 2019 BUT DON’T TELL YOU THAT THE DEADLINE FOR LODGING RENEWAL IS 31 MAY 2019 OR 3 MONTHS BEFORE YOUR EXPIRY DATE, WHATEVER THAT IS.

YOU MUST ACT NOW.

Licensing Boards will accept a new Refresher training certificate for those 10 year renewals. This is needed anyway for the 5 yearly Refresher training requirement.

APPLICATIONS FOR RENEWAL OF THOSE PERSONAL LICENCES EXPIRING ON 31 AUGUST 2019 (ACCOMPANIED BY A NEW REFRESHER TRAINING CERTIFICATE) MUST BE LODGED ASAP AND BEFORE 31 MAY 2019. SO BEST TO GET THOSE FOLK BOOKED ON REFRESHERS NOW !!!!!!

I have Refresher courses on 13 and 27 February, 12 and 26 March or by arrangement. Most are from 10am to 3pm, in my  George Square training room, Glasgow city centre. More if demand. Book by email robin@robinmorton.com or call / text 07870 590909.

Find out more about licensing training services.

Garcia Cleaning Limited

Run by Robin’s missus, the wonderful Elizabeth (Beth) Garcia Morton, Garcia Cleaning Limited specialises in cleaning licensed trade premises, commercial offices, rental properties etc. She also takes on major projects such as music festivals. Beth is looking for more units to service. Take the pressure off your management having to find replacement cleaners for holiday cover and save on NIC / Paye. Engage Beth!! Call her on 07773 680285.  She has a team of dedicated cleaning operatives, all contracted and paid properly with NI, PAYE and Work Place pensions. Garcia Cleaning Limited is VAT registered.

More information can be found on the Garcia Cleaning Limited website.