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Monday, June 21, 2021


Ondine sails again

Edinburgh restaurant Ondine has reopened its doors with a new nautical look and an expanded menu.

UK Hospitality sets out 12-point staffing plan

A commitment to removing trading restrictions as early as possible, a permanent reduction to VAT and a review of the immigration system are just some of the steps put forward in a new 12-point plan to tackle staff shortages in the hospitality industry.

Mixing up the pre-batch formula

The team at Edinburgh bar Nauticus has played a role in the development of a new pre-batched cocktail range from Scottish drinks company William Grant & Sons.

Class is in session in Kintyre

Campbeltown gin maker Beinn an Tuirc – producer of Kintyre Gin – has launched its own gin school.

First look at refurbished Glenlivet visitor centre

Speyside distillery The Glenlivet has given a sneak peak inside its newly refurbished visitor centre ahead of the facility reopening to the public next month.

Fresh face for Old Churches House

A Dunblane hotel has reopened its doors after a £48,000 refurbishment and the introduction of a new food and drink offer.

Buzzworks and Apex are Best Places to Work

Two Scottish businesses have been named as being among the best hospitality companies in the UK to work for, after securing places on the annual Best Companies to Work For list.

MacLean awarded an MBE for services to Scotch

Writer and ambassador Charles MacLean has been awarded an MBE in the latest honours for his services to Scotch whisky, UK exports and charity.

Nightclub and music venue emergency fund to launch

Nightclub and music venue operators can apply to access a £13 million Scottish Government emergency fund from next week which aims to help businesses “prevent insolvency or significant job losses due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic”.

Pieraccini to Bonnie & Wild

Scottish restaurateur Stefano Pieraccini is the latest well-known name to take space at Edinburgh food hall Bonnie & Wild.

Glasgow’s Ho Wong restaurant to make a comeback

Glasgow's long-established Ho Wong restaurant is to stage a comeback later this year after the team behind the eatery secured new premises in the city.
Phil Donaldson and AJ McMenemy

Operator to make merry in Glasgow

Expanding a business can be tough at the best of times, but in the midst of a pandemic it’s not for the faint hearted, as Phil Donaldson – the operator behind Dundee bars group Macmerry 300 – will attest.

BrewDog to help its customers cut carbon

Scottish brewer and bars group BrewDog is helping its on-trade customers to reduce their carbon footprints through a new initiative.

Crieff Hydro shows its support for carers

A Scottish hotels group is doing its part to reward the country’s unpaid carers by donating bed and breakfast stays at all eight of its hotels.

Crerar invests in recruitment and retention

Scottish hotels group Crerar Hotels is taking steps to tackle the industry staffing crisis with a new initiative to help the company attract and retain more employees.


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