May, 2015 | Scottish Licensed Trade News

Scottish Licensed Trade News

Craft beer focus

The popularity of small batch brews seems to show little sign of waning. But which craft beers are expected to sell well this summer? And what do licensees …

Familiar flavours can increase sales

Long drinks and pitchers with the broadest appeal could boost till receipts Even if summer (or spring for that matter) hasn’t arrived in Scotland quite yet, …

Time for the right kind of action

Scottish Government should be nurturing trade businesses rather than heaping more regulation on them, writes publican Jeff Ellis Is it just me or does it seem …

Drive ‘sunshine drinks’ sales

Drinks firm Pernod Ricard has urged operators to get creative with ‘sunshine drinks’ this summer to help drive sales. The firm is introducing on-trade …

Views sought on Labour licensing Bill

A Holyrood committee is seeking views on the recently-lodged Alcohol (Licensing, Public Health and Criminal Justice) (Scotland) Bill. The proposed …

Pubs welcome beer tie study

Pubco reform campaigners have welcomed a Scottish Government pledge to investigate the impact of the beer tie in Scotland. Speaking at the Scottish Parliament …

Sky freezes pub prices

SKY has announced a price freeze for pubs and clubs for the 2015/16 football season. The announcement follows a new deal that will see Sky Sports continue to …

Hart joins team at The Adamson

CHEF Paul Hart has joined the team at The Adamson Restaurant & Bar in St Andrews as director head chef. A former winner of ‘Scottish Hotel Chef of the …

Where the buffalo roam

ON Clentrie Farm near Auchtertool in Fife, the largest herd of water buffalo in Scotland can be found – and it’s attracting interest from the licensed …

CPL strikes training gold

CPL Training Group was awarded the Scottish Training Award at this year’s BII Scotland Awards. The training firm picked up the gong at the event, which took …