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Glasgow prepares for World Class

Glasgow is winding up for a week of cocktail-centric activities next week as the city prepares to host the global finals of Diageo’s World Class Bartender of the Year competition .
JD Wetherspoons

JD Wetherspoon in price-cut promotions

Pub group JD Wetherspoon will cut the price of all food and non-alcoholic drinks in its Scottish pubs by 7.5% today to highlight the benefit of a lower VAT rate.
Andrew Fairlie restaurant

Fairlie still top in Scotland

Restaurant Andrew Fairlie has retained its position as the highest-rated restaurant in Scotland in the most recent Good Food Guide.

Fiddler’s to pop up in Japan

A Highland whisky bar is set to pop up in Japan early next month – coinciding with the country hosting the Rugby World Cup .
pub pie

Slice into pub pie comp

A nationwide search is on to find the best pub pie in Scotland.
Glenfiddich Festival

Fiddich’s Speyside Spectacular

More than 1200 on-trade staff made their way to Speyside this month for the third annual Glenfiddich Festival Experiment.
Magners Employability Scene

The fifth year for skills scheme

Hospitality training scheme the Magners Employability Programme returned for its fifth year this month.

Food and drink from all corners of the globe

Edinburgh hotel Le Monde has reopened its doors to the public after a four-month, £1 million refurbishment .
Esslemont Bar & Restaurant

The Esslemont comes to life

Multiple operator revamps former granite city department store .

Reinventing the east end

Gallowgate pub is the latest boon to the Barras .

Catering to a tourism boom

Dumfries & Galloway College has launched a new course in hospitality and tourism to meet what’s said to be increasing demand in the area.

Major gig for St Andrews distiller

EDEN Mill has become the official gin supplier to the SSE Hydro arena in Glasgow.

Countdown to Evolution event

Drinks wholesaler Inverarity Morton is set to bring more than 60 brands under one roof later this month when its annual trade event rolls into Glasgow .

A double win for The Oban Inn

The Oban Inn has won a top CAMRA award for the second year running – less than three years after the pub reopened .

College marks learning milestone

Students and staff at Ayrshire College marked a major milestone last month: the 20th Diageo Learning for Life hospitality course since the scheme began five years ago .
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