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Festive trade blow for Scottish pubs

Christmas and new year business was down for almost half of outlets, with rural pubs the hardest hit, the latest Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) survey has revealed.

Chance to take next career step

Ambitious entrepreneurs from across Scotland’s licensed trade are being urged to take advantage of a “once in a lifetime opportunity”.

Higher rates bills slammed

Proposed increases in the rateable value of licensed premises across Scotland could have a damaging effect on the licensed trade, say operators and trade groups.