Edinburgh mulls cap on off-licences
Edinburgh City Council is considering capping the number of off-licences in the city.
The council has published a consultation document that says the city may be “overprovided” with off-sales, the Edinburgh Evening News has reported.
The city currently has 412 off-licences.
Councillor Marjorie Thomas, the city’s licensing leader, said: “The board is consulting with a number of stakeholders to establish if the approach to licensing off-sales in Edinburgh requires radical overhaul.”