Following issues raised by local residents and Police Scotland during lockdown last summer, Stirling Council has reviewed the application of The Stirling Council Prohibition of the Drinking of Alcohol in Public Places Byelaw 1998. Following that review it is proposed that the byelaw be amended as follows:-
1. The inclusion of a new offence of having an open container containing alcohol in a designated public place; and
2. The extension of the geographical coverage of the byelaw to include the Invertrossachs Road / South Loch Venacher area of Callander.
On 4 March 2021 Stirling Council approved a report which requested permission to consult on the proposed amendments. All comments received by the Council will be shared with the Scottish Government, which is the final decision maker on whether the amendment comes into force.
Copies of the proposed amendment can be found on the Council’s Engage Platform at https://engage.stirling.gov.uk/projects/alcohol-byelaw
Comments can also be sent directly to the Scottish Government at the Scottish Ministers, Criminal Law, Practice and Licensing Unit, Criminal Justice Division, The Scottish Government, GW15, St Andrew’s House, Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG.
Comments should be made by Friday 16 April 2021.