Trade urged to go wild for charity quiz

Scottish SPCA launches national fundraising event for pubs

Michael, Hugo and Patsy with SSPCA’s Lori Downie and Louise Turnbull

LICENSEES across Scotland are being urged to get behind a national pub quiz in February 2020 to raise funds for Scotland’s animal welfare charity.

The Scottish SPCA has joined forces with the Scottish Licensed Trade News (SLTN) to launch The Great Scottish Pub Quiz and help raise vital funds for the charity, which rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes almost 10,000 domestic animals and releases 5000 animals back into the wild each year.

Licensees who want to take part in the fundraising initiative can sign up at and download a pub quiz pack, which includes quiz questions and answers, team answer sheets, posters, social media images and bunting; the Scottish SPCA can also provide collection tins.

Louise Turnbull, events fundraiser at the Scottish SPCA, urged licensees to get involved.
“It’s a great opportunity for pubs to get people through their doors throughout February,” she said.

“The quiz can be held on any day in February, so it can help increase footfall on quieter days.

“And if your pub is dog friendly, it’s an excuse to encourage more through the door. It’s a chance to unite with pubs across the country for a very worthwhile cause.”

The Rum Shack on Glasgow’s south side is gearing up to host a quiz in February as part of the Scottish SPCA’s Great Scottish Pub Quiz.

The bar ran a quiz to raise money for the organisation last year, and it’s a charity close to general manager Michael Smith’s heart – he and his wife Karen Lindsay, who works for the SSPCA, adopted rescue dog Patsy in October.

“We do a lot of work with the Scottish SPCA,” said Michael.

“The work they do is amazing so doing a pub quiz for them is for a great cause and it’s good for business – what’s not to like?”

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