Thursday, October 22, 2020
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Mercat Grill dog menu Graham Blaikie

Mercat’s munchies for pooches

An East Lothian bar and restaurant is doing its part for the area’s four-legged friends with a new takeaway offer for dogs
The Ben partners with Breathing Space

The Ben joins forces with Breathing Space

Scottish licensed trade charity The Ben has joined forces with Breathing Space to bring its free and confidential listening and advice service to the trade
William Grant virtual cycling race

William Grant rides out for the trade

Teams from William Grant & Sons will be battling it out this weekend in a virtual cycling race in aid of charity
Whyte and MacKay virtual adventure for charity

Whyte & Mackay goes to the ends of the earth for charity

Employees of Whyte & Mackay have clocked up more than 50,000 miles in aid of charity this year, raising £114,841 in the process

Sky and BT suspend full billing

Broadcasters Sky and BT have both announced that they will suspend full billing for premises in the central belt of Scotland that have been forced to close due to the current COVID-19 restrictions
Eden Mill Love Gin bottle

Eden Mill shares the Love

Eden Mill has launched a new initiative to support Scottish licensed trade charity The Ben amid further COVID-19 closures and restrictions for the hospitality industry.
Donald MacLeod and David Cochrane MBE list

Scottish trade figures honoured

Scottish licensed trade and hospitality industry figures have been honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list
Hotels facing difficulty due to lack of staff amid Brexit fears

Hoteliers plead for change to restrictions

The owners and operators of more than 100 Scottish hotels have written to first minister Nicola Sturgeon to call for immediate changes to the COVID-19 restrictions introduced on Friday
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Pubcos unveil rent support

Pub companies Star Pubs & Bars and Belhaven have both announced further rent concessions for Scottish lessees in response to the most recent coronavirus restrictions
Civerinos pizza box with drink from Mothership bar

Operators team up in pizza and cocktail collab

Mixology fans in Edinburgh will have the chance to enjoy freshly-made cocktails with a slice of pizza in their homes thanks to a collaboration between two hospitality businesses
Brasserie Ecosse interior

Restaurateurs pledge ‘COVID comeback’ for young people

The team behind a Dundee restaurant has pledged to work with local colleges in order to create a “COVID comeback” for young people in the city with aspirations of working in hospitality
Sip and Support campaign advert

‘Sip & Support’ campaign launched to help capital bars

More than 60 Edinburgh bars have signed up to take part in the ‘Sip & Support’ campaign, which aims to help the city’s hospitality sector amid COVID trading restrictions.
Tennent's Zero and Magners bottles

Tennent’s adds to range

Tennent's has unveiled alcohol-free versions of its Tennent’s Lager and Magners Original cider brands.
Oban Bay Hotel exterior

Scots hotels group ‘turning up the dial’

Just as Chris Wayne-Wills was poised to take the reins at Crerar Hotels as its newly-appointed chief executive he had to close down the group’s seven hotels, which span the north east, Highlands and west coast, as the UK went into lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic
Stephen Rankin in a Gordon & MacPhail warehouse

Family business is still in good spirits

When Gordon & MacPhail, the independent whisky bottler, distiller and wholesaler, marked its 125th anniversary this year the celebrations were a little different to what was originally planned


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