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Friday, August 12, 2022
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Independence referendum special

A successful hospitality industry requires consistency, writes Beppo Buchanan-Smith AS the referendum on Scotland’s future reaches the final straight and the noise of debate and...

A full plate of policies

Changes on food policy are coming, so it’s more important than ever that the industry works together, writes Leon Thompson of UK Hospitality Scotland.
• Stephen McGowan said licensees have the right to refuse service or entry to licensed premises.

Trade should know its rights to refuse

A public house is not a public place – customers are there at the invitation of the licensee, writes licensing solicitor Stephen McGowan PUBLICANS have...

No end to wholesale woes

OCTOBER 8, 2012 will go down as a dark day in the Scottish licensed trade’s history. Administrators acting on behalf of WaverleyTBS announced that there...

Calorie Counting: Coming to a restaurant near you

The Scottish Government consultation into calorie content rules has raised several concerns from the industry, writes lawyer Liam McMonagle.

Local powers could help ease trade’s rates burden

Comment by Gillian McKenzie Business rates are the bugbear of many operators in the Scottish on-trade. From the way in which they are calculated – with...

Trade needs a break if it is to flourish

IN just seven weeks time we will honour some of the very best people and premises across Scotland’s licensed trade. The SLTN team is busy...

Are you cookie compliant?

Licensed venues with an online presence should make sure they comply with new European regulations, writes solicitor Claire McCracken IF your business operates a website,...
Funding is crucial for providing the level of hospitality required in places like the Isle of Skye, said Jamie Savage.

Funding is essential to health of hospitality

Banks had their fingers burned by the hospitality industry during the credit crunch, but it’s time to start lending again, writes Jamie Savage of DM Hall

Rural venues determined to survive

Scottish rural businesses are feeling the squeeze of new drink drive laws but we’re determined to survive, writes restaurateur Alison Bouteloup. We’ve seen numerous articles...

Columns

Jack Cummins
LEGAL by Jack Cummins
FINANCIAL Wylie & Bisset
Neil Morrison
ASK THE OPERATOR Neil Morrison
THE GRAPEVINE
Luke Richardson
LIFTING THE LID
Calum Ralston
MEET THE MAKER Scott Ferguson

SLTN Awards 2021 competition