December, 2015 | Scottish Licensed Trade News

Scottish Licensed Trade News

The 12 gins of Christmas

A Scottish craft distiller has unveiled 12 gins of Christmas – one for each day of the festive season. The new spirits from Eden Mill Distillery in St …

100 licensees lead the way on consumer choice

More than 100 licensed premises across East Dunbartonshire will be the first in Scotland to trial an important new consumer campaign. New research conducted by …

Minimum price ruling expected

A decision on the Scottish Government’s minimum unit pricing (MUP) legislation is due to be delivered by the European Court of Justice on December 23. The …

Figures confirm drop in personal licences

The number of personal licence holders in Scotland fell by almost 8000 in the year to March 2015, confirming the predicted fallout from last year’s inaugural …

Another two on the Brew

Aberdeen-based beer and bars firm Brewdog has expanded its Scottish pubs footprint with new outlets in Stirling and Aberdeen. The firm launched its first …

Hotel plan for castle

A restored castle in High Blantyre is to be launched as a luxury hotel, restaurant and event business next year. The Crossbasket Castle, which will open for a …

Pubs still reeling from new limit

Trade continuing to suffer a year after change to drink drive legislation By Matthew Lynas Bar and pub operators across Scotland are continuing to suffer a …

For clubs the devil is in the detail

The rules governing a members’ club are all in its premises licence For over a hundred years, until the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 came into force, …

Seasonal chance to raise national spirit

Scotch whisky in line for Christmas and New Year sales spike THE coming weeks present a significant opportunity for growing sales of Scotch whisky, according …

Aberdeen hotel is Best Bar None

The Carmelite hotel booked its place in the Best Bar None national finals when it was voted Best of the Best Overall at the Aberdeen regional awards last …