Trade tributes to Lynn Adams

    People from across the licensed trade have paid tribute to Lynn Adams, who passed away on Wednesday October 21 after a short illness.

    Lynn & Colin Adams
    Lynn & Colin Adams

    Lynn ran The George bar in Hamilton, was the treasurer of the Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA), and was a long-time campaigner for pubco reform, both at Westminster and, more recently, Holyrood. She was also a councillor for the Hamilton North and East ward.

    SLTA chief executive Paul Waterson paid tribute to Lynn’s “tireless” work for the Scottish trade.

    “She was a very enthusiastic trade champion and always tried to help people in the trade whenever she could,” he said.

    “She worked incredibly hard on the tenancy question, which bore fruit at Westminster and which is currently being looked at in Scotland.

    “Lynn was a good friend of everyone. She was so committed and really liked helping people.”

    Billy Gold, who is president of the Strathclyde LTA and owns the Hielan Jessie bar in Glasgow, said the trade has lost one of its “leading lights”.

    “Talking about the loss to the trade can’t even begin to compare with the loss to her husband Colin and the boys, and my thoughts are with them,” said Billy.

    “But we will miss her. She was such an influential figure; she was a power house.

    “The pubs code will be Lynn’s legacy and it is fitting; she was the catalyst for it.

    “She got involved and she epitomised everything that’s good about the trade.”