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Thursday, September 23, 2021


A dram with Edrington and SLTN

SLTN and Edrington UK have teamed up to host a special online tasting for some of the company’s most well-known single malts.

A knees up in a brewery

Edinburgh craft brewer, Vault City Brewing, has launched a partnership with Glasgow's King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut to launch a 250-capacity live venue at Vault City's Portobello brewery.

Fine dining by the Campsies

A chef who has worked at Michelin Star restaurants in the UK and France has plans to launch a new fine dining restaurant in Stirlingshire after taking on the Kirkhouse Inn in Strathblane.

The Alchemist reaches the capital

Cocktail bar and restaurant chain, The Alchemist, is to open the doors of its new outlet in Edinburgh next month.

Itison is the industry’s latest Real Living Wage employer

Itison, the Glasgow-based bars group and daily deals company, has become the third Scottish hospitality business in the space of a week to announce that it is now paying the Real Living Wage.

Spirit of Speyside returns for a one-off autumn adventure

Dramming in the dark and blending your own whisky are two of the activities whisky fans will be able to partake in at this year’s ‘limited edition’ Spirit of Speyside festival.

Manorview and Cru commit to the Real Living Wage

Scottish hospitality groups Manorview and Cru Holdings have both announced that they have become Real Living Wage employers this week.

Bartenders battle it out in Edinburgh

Bartenders from across the UK converged on Edinburgh this week to compete in the final of a cocktail competition for single malt Glenfarclas.

Vaccine passports: When is a nightclub not a nightclub?

Ministers' attitudes towards late-night venues betrays a lack of understanding, writes Stephen McGowan.

Restaurateurs March into SWG3

The team behind Glasgow restaurant Five March has taken up residence in city venue SWG3 with the opening of a new restaurant concept.

Dean Banks looks to crowdfund new Haar location

Chef Dean Banks has launched a crowdfunding campaign as he looks to reopen his Haar Restaurant in new premises.

Nightclubs: singled out or just the beginning?

The Scottish Government's passport plans are fraught with issues and require clarification, writes Jack Cummins.
Phil Donaldson and AJ McMenemy

Abandon Ship anchors in Glasgow

Macmerry 300 is set to open its new Abandon Ship Bar in Glasgow on 17th September.

Hotels encouraged to join holiday scheme

Hoteliers are being encouraged to sign up to a Scottish Government-funded holiday voucher scheme offering subsidised two-night breaks for low-income families, unpaid carers and disadvantaged young people.

Worker protection law comes into force

New legislation designed to offer greater protection for retail and bar staff  from customer abuse came into force last week.


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