The Argyll and Bute Licensing Board has revoked 385 personal licences for the sale of alcoholic liquor across the area.
The move has been taken because the licence-holders in question failed to show that they had undergone refresher training five years after their licence was issued.
The refresher training is a key part of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 - as is the obligation to revoke the licence of anyone who fails to remonstrate that they still know the law on the sale of alcohol.
A spokesperson for the licensing board said: “In terms of the legislation, there is no other option open to the board.
“Over the past year the council’s licensing team has written out to personal licence holders three times to impress upon them the need to carry out this refresher training, as well as extending the deadline by three months.
“More than five hundred people have carried out the training and submitted their accreditation to the board.” * More on this story in the December 19 edition of The Buteman - on sale now.