Gillian McKenzie

Industry deserves much more respect

The success of Scotland’s hospitality industry is built on its skilled workforce – from the UK and beyond
Gillian McKenzie

Trade’s charitable spirit is to be applauded

The number of pubs and bars hosting events to raise funds for those affected by the Australian bushfires in recent weeks is nothing short of incredible
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Ceasefire is needed in barrage of regulations

A fresh barrage of regulation for the hospitality industry is looming on the horizon – and much of it is expected to come into force in the first few months of 2021
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Time rapidly running out for renewals

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, if your personal licence is due to expire on August 31, 2019, you absolutely must lodge a renewal application with your board in the next two weeks .
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Make PLH renewal a top priority

I’ll be honest, I didn’t expect vast numbers of personal licence renewals to have been lodged .
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Contentious tax should not have been swept through

An apparent disregard of the views of those in the industry – and the use of the tourist tax as some sort of political bargaining chip – has further riled operators and trade groups

Our industry needs greater support not another tax

The number of overseas visitors coming to Scotland at an all-time high, a bumper year for whisky tourism, a record season for cruise ships – 2018 wasn’t short on positive tourism tales

PLH renewal must be new year priority

Like most years before it, 2018 has brought its fair share of challenges for the trade

Stage almost set for the trade night of the year

In just three weeks’ time, we will celebrate the brightest stars in the Scottish trade

Government must deliver for the trade

On paper, there’s a lot to like in the first minister’s programme for government .