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Huge career opportunity is there for the taking

Comment by Gillian McKenzie IT will come as no surprise that business rates has dominated almost every conversation I’ve had with operators since the start...

Scrapping of excessive PLH ‘ban’ is good news

Comment by Gillian McKenzie ‘Carnage’, ‘meltdown’, ‘timebomb’ – just some of the words used as the inaugural deadlines for personal licence holder refresher training approached...

Trade’s voice needs greater volume

The SLTA fought changes to drink drive limit every step of the way – and often alone, writes chief executive Paul Waterson IN the late...
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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

Local beer crafts a bright future

THE buoyancy of the craft beer scene was underlined again earlier this month when the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) published its 2013 Local...

Trade must ensure voice is heard in rates review

Comment by Gillian McKenzie BUSINESS rates have been suffocating the Scottish on-trade for far too long. The way in which they are calculated – with pubs’...

Training turbulence continues

By Gillian McKenzie THAT many in the Scottish trade are running out of time in which to complete personal licence holder refresher training and notify...

Tourism industry’s cup runneth over already

THE draw of major events and the resulting benefits for Scotland’s hospitality industry and licensed trade were underlined again last week with the news...

Time is running out for refresher training

By Gillian McKenzie FIFTEEN weeks – that’s how long the first ‘batch’ of personal licence holders has in which to complete refresher training. It’s not much...
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Changed days but some of the same issues

By Gillian McKenzie THE more things change, the more they stay the same – it’s a phrase that has come to mind often in recent...

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