|The Peartree House|
The owners of the Pear Tree in West Nicolson Street have won an appeal against the Licensing Board's insistence that they reduce their capacity because of lack of toilets.
The ruling stems from another interventionist part of the Licensing Scotland Act, which has resulted in pressure to prescribe the number of male and female toilets in licensed premises. Many pubs have made significant and expensive changes - prior to this appeal ruling casting doubt on whether they needed to do so.
The City Council has settled the case out of court and paid the legal expenses of the Pear Tree. Details here.