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Scotland can make own move on tie

Holyrood has power to create its own pubs code legislation but it is unlikely to be a panacea, writes Colliers International’s Paul Shiells Proposed changes to...

The dark side of the ale

THIS month I’d like to draw your attention not to the wonderful world of wine, but to a craft brewer that I think is...

Time for the trade to take stock

Stepping back to consider your business’s finances, marketing and forward planning is key, writes accountant Claire Middlebrook I  AM relieved at the temporary rates reprieve;...

Local beer crafts its place in pubs

No licensee who is serious about beer can ignore the trend for cask ale and craft in keg, writes SIBA boss Mike Benner TAKE...

A safe season is about teamwork

A collaborative approach between police and the on-trade can help keep the public safe, writes Police Scotland’s inspector Susan Gillon

Education’s what we need

BENJAMIN Franklin’s famous quote about death and taxes being the only certainties in life definitely holds true in the UK drinks trade, writes Bibendum...

Trade at heart of election campaign

Three of the four main parties have outlined their plans for tourism, alcohol and licensing, but pubs don’t need any more red tape THE campaign...

Making all the right noises

EVER since he assumed the licensing brief in 2007, justice minister Kenny MacAskill has often praised the value of the on-trade and the wider...
• Stephen McGowan said licensing laws are being changed with little input from those who run businesses in the trade.

Further legislative change on horizon

Trade faces fourth piece of legislation in four years since Licensing Act came into force, writes lawyer Stephen McGowan SOME readers of SLTN may well...

Time to take a longer term view

Retirement planning is an important consideration for anyone working in the licensed trade, writes advisor Angus Kirk


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