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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...

It’s good to talk

THE war of words that broke out last week between the Association of Scottish Police Superintendents and the convener of Glasgow licensing board served...

Minimum price debate rumbles on

SO minimum pricing has passed another hurdle. A legal challenge to the Scottish Government’s plans to implement a 50p minimum unit price (MUP) for alcohol...

Tourism opportunities are there for the taking

OPPORTUNITIES for pubs, clubs, hotels and restaurants to benefit from the major events coming to Scotland next year were highlighted again last week by...

Lidl case underlines importance of due diligence

A COURT of Session judgement that Glasgow licensing board was wrong to suspend a Lidl store’s licence after one failed test purchase was the...

Time for the trade to shine

THE clocks went forward last weekend and spring is well and truly in the air. For the team at SLTN that can only mean one...

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...

Calls to axe the escalator grow louder

HERE we are again. The Budget is less than two weeks away and the prospect of yet another duty hike looms large over the...

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