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Iain Gulland, Zero Waste Scotland

Prepare for second round of food rules

From 2016 regulations kick in for venues producing 5kg of food waste. Ensure you’re ready, writes Iain Gulland of Zero Waste Scotland LAST January we...

PLH renewal must be new year priority

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

You turn if you want to

SO the UK government has U-turned on minimum pricing, shelving proposals to introduce a 45p a unit price in England and Wales. Crime prevention minister...

Chance to surrender brought some reprieve

By Gillian McKenzie IT offered a faint glimmer of hope to a few in what was a pretty grim situation. Some licensing boards, including Dundee, Edinburgh...

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...

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...
Gillian McKenzie

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 .

Government must act now to avoid fresh training fiasco

With thousands in the trade due to renew personal licences by September 1, 2019, it seems the exact renewal requirements are as clear as mud.

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...

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...