January, 2017 | Scottish Licensed Trade News

Scottish Licensed Trade News

Trade groups take rates plea to the top of government

Organisations urge First Minister to intervene on rising rateable values HOSPITALITY and tourism trade groups have upped the ante in their bid to block …

Tesco to buy Booker

TESCO is to buy wholesaler Booker for £3.7 billion. The boards of both companies have agreed the share and cash deal, which will see Tesco move into the pub …

A tail wagging triumph at the Mercat Grill

Venue’s charity drive for Edinburgh animal shelter continues DOGS and cats had their day again at the Mercat Grill in East Lothian after the bar and …

McGinty takes Tequila crown in world final

Edinburgh bartender triumphs at Patrón Perfectionist global final Edinburgh bartender Mike McGinty has fended off competition from around the world to come …

Trump takes a step back from Scottish resort businesses

President fulfils pledge to resign directorial posts. The 45th President of the United States of America has resigned from his directorial posts at two …

A pairing fit for the Bard

THE firm behind Crabbie’s alcoholic ginger beer has teamed up with Scots chef Jacqueline O’Donnell to create a special three-course menu in celebration of …

Telling a tale of bartending

INTERNATIONAL bartending festival Tales of the Cocktail will host its first ever European event in Edinburgh this April. In addition to its flagship festival …

Rates hikes could be final straw

Comment by Gillian McKenzie Talk about kicking the trade when it’s down… As the draft rateable values which will determine Scotland’s business rates …

Four rosettes for Wishart

Martin Wishart at Loch Lomond was the only Scottish restaurant awarded four AA Rosettes in the organisation’s latest round of commendations. The venue, which …

Good Crieff lends a hand

THE kitchen team at Crieff Hydro has stepped up to the plate in aid of the homeless, donating a bundle of utensils to a local charity. Perth-based Churches …

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