Operators BID for a bright future

By Gillian McKenzie IT’S been at the heart of entertainment in Scotland’s biggest city for well over a century, attracting the big names of the...

Rates reform can’t come soon enough

By Gillian McKenzie THAT business rates has been flagged as the biggest challenge currently facing licensed trade businesses comes as no great surprise. This year’s astronomical...

Training timebomb is still ticking

IT has all the makings of a perfect storm... another one. Now that the inaugural refresher training deadlines for the first ‘batch’ of personal licence...

Ongoing PLH uncertainty is a disgrace

TOWARDS the end of last week, I made SLTN’s latest regular call to check if there had been any movement on the personal licence renewal training requirements.

Trade needs a steady ship

Comment By Gillian McKenzie A WEEK is a long time in politics – words uttered by prime minister Harold Wilson in the mid-1960s and words ...
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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

Minimum price battle enters next stage

By Gillian McKenzie MINIMUM pricing is back at the top of the agenda this week. An appeal from the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) over the Scottish...

End of price saga in sight?

By Gillian McKenzie THE latest instalment in the long-running saga that is minimum pricing and we’re still in the dark... well, for a few more...

Trade braced for football stadia fallout

THE debate surrounding the availability of alcohol in football stadia was back in the spotlight last week. Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy kicked off the...

PLH clarity is finally within sight

FINALLY, the information thousands of personal licence holders have been waiting for is expected to be released in the next couple of weeks.