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Edinburgh to have its first ever ‘Bartending BAFTAs’ this September 

Already a popular fixture in the Glasgow trade calendar, the Bartenders Ball is to head East for the first time, with the brand new Edinburgh Bar Awards.
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Mingary Castle named as AA ‘Restaurant with Rooms of The Year’

Mingary Castle, which is run by chef owner Colin Nicholson, was one of just nine UK winners honoured in the awards, which are given to the best of Britain's B&Bs.
Football fans watch a game in a pub

Euros football final expected to deliver £120 million sales boost for UK pubs

Pundits are predicting a huge increase in pub sales this Sunday, as English football fans head out to watch their national side face Spain in the tournament’s final.

Edinburgh’s Frederick St ‘party parlour’ gets a refit to cope with demand

Freddy’s owners, Encore Bars, have reinvested in the venue, with an internal reorganisation and refurb ‘creatively utilising every inch of space’.

OnlyDrams: People may not age well, but whisky certainly does

Whisky science isn't so far from Jurassic Park: ‘Your distillers were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should’
Barstaff celebrate a cocktail competition win

UK Bartenders’ Guild invites national cocktail competition entries

Entries close on August 12th, the final is in London on September 9th, and the winner will go to the IBA World Cocktail Competition finals in Madeira in October.
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Claire comes back to Cameron House as part of revamped top team

Meir’s arrival follows the recent appointment of Gary Rice as director of operations and Claire McIntosh as general manager at Cameron House.

Kids can eat free at all the Highland Coast Hotels this summer

The group has introduced the free menu for kids aged up to eight-years-old at each of its seven hotels around the North Coast 500 tourist trail.
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Crerar paves the way for the next generation of hospitality stars

Crerar has given 18 candidates, aged 16 to 24, the opportunity to complete a two-year course leading up to a SCQF Level 8 qualification.

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