November, 2012 | Scottish Licensed Trade News

Scottish Licensed Trade News

Whisky body’s tour de Scotland

STAFF from the Scotch Whisky Association pulled off an impressive feat earlier this month when they raised more than £7000 for charity by cycling to all 107 …

Arran story is compelling

AS I sit at my computer, stroking my (Movember only) moustache and contemplating the latest developments in the trade, I find myself becoming more and more …

Ryan’s sees the light in capital

RYAN’S Bar brought festive cheer to the west end of Edinburgh when it flicked the switch on its Christmas lights display. The event doubled as a fundraiser …

Arran seals Rosebank deal

THE rapid rise of Arran Brewery plc will continue this week when it completes a deal to acquire the Rosebank Distillery in Falkirk from Scottish Canals. The …

Signs of life in property sector

But ministers’ plans to bring empty buildings back to life could backfire IN a leisure sector which has not had its troubles to seek over the past few …

Trade asked for festive vigilance

STRATHCLYDE Police is calling on operators and door stewards to be extra vigilant for vulnerable revellers leaving their premises this festive …

Scots plans on track at luxury hotel group

Malmaison and Hotel du Vin unaffected by MWB Group problems STRONG sales and profits have been recorded across the Malmaison and Hotel du Vin groups and the …

Revamp puts ski bar in pole position

The newly-launched Bar Varia at Xscape, Braehead, is designed to attract more than just winter sports enthusiasts WHEN outdoors entrepreneur Jamie Smith bought …

Revamped site is a winter winner

BBFB relaunches Pourfection with mobile access BACARDI Brown-Forman Brands (BBFB) has relaunched its trade website, Pourfection, in time for winter, with a new …

Brewer goes against grain in Speyside

Entrepreneur wants to put area on the map for more than just malt A NEW craft brewery has been launched in Speyside – the heart of ‘malt whisky country’. …