February, 2017 | Scottish Licensed Trade News

Scottish Licensed Trade News

Rates cap is a ‘short term fix’

Licensees urged to continue challenging rateable values Licensees have welcomed Derek Mackay’s cap on rates increases, but expressed concern that it will …

Cap brings rates reprieve for trade

Campaign to have entire system overhauled continues By Gillian McKenzie The 12-month cap on rates rises of 12.5% has been welcomed by trade groups, which say …

G1 snaps up The Scotsman Hotel

G1 Group has acquired The Scotsman Hotel in Edinburgh for an undisclosed sum. The 69 bedroom hotel, which went into liquidation in June 2016, is the biggest …

Holyrood to cap rates increases

SCOTTISH finance minister Derek Mackay has announced that any increases in business rates from April 1 will be capped at 12.5% for hospitality businesses. The …

Annand to join Inverarity Morton

Former Magners sales boss to succeed Donald Campbell Inverarity Morton has appointed former Magners sales boss Steve Annand as its new sales director. Annand, …

Fairlie in Scottish first

RESTAURANT Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles has become the first Scottish restaurant to be inducted into luxury restaurant collection Les Grandes Tables du Monde. …

Turret takes some time off

STAFF at Glenturret Distillery feared the worst when distillery cat Turret didn’t turn up for work earlier this month. Despite searching the site – from …

Smith takes the high road to trade

Local influences at centre of new-look Ayr venue By Jack Walsh IT’s fair to say no two routes to the trade are alike. Yet Jay Smith, whose line of work has …

Taking on the world one rum at a time

Gleneagles bartender heads to Berlin for Bacardi Legacy global final WINNING isn’t everything but it will send you on a trip to Berlin if you’re Joe …

New look for Aberdeen pub

AN Aberdeen pub has been relaunched following a refurbishment ahead of its eighth anniversary. Located on Union Street, McGinty’s Meal An’ Ale has been …

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