Licensing hours at Dalkeith Miners’ Club have been cut by one hour at weekends following a review which heard police concerns.
The request for a ‘variation of licensing hours’ came from Police Scotland on the grounds of preventing crime and disorder and securing public safety.
The decision, to adjust current Saturday alcohol sales (10am-2am) to 10am-1am, was taken by members of Midlothian Licensing Board at a meeting on December 2.
The ruling will last for a period of six months.
Police wanted time to be called at midnight every day, but the club will continue to be licensed to sell alcohol on premises from 10am-1am (Monday-Friday) and 11am-1am (Sunday).
The club agreed, “subject to final wording”, to abide by various conditions requested by police.
These were that CCTV coverage both within and out with the premises be improved; that a Personal Licence Holder is on the premises when alcohol is sold; and that staff on duty are trained in ‘Alcohol Awareness’ to BIIAB (British Institute of Innkeeping Awarding Body) standard.
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