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Scottish gin still in good spirits

Scotland is, of course, synonymous with whisky. But if recent activity is anything to go by, it seems another spirit could soon be vying for the title of …

Review of review sites long overdue

By Gillian McKenzie A Restaurant in Italy topped the rankings on an online review site last week – despite the fact it doesn’t exist. The imaginary eatery …

Business impact must be given full consideration

BARELY a week goes by without some new initiative or piece of legislation being introduced without, it seems, full consideration of the wider implications for …

Skills scheme bringing trade benefits

THREE hundred young people in Scotland have completed the course, almost three quarters of graduates go into employment, and it is being rolled out to a total …

Time to act as lower limit takes its toll

“VITAL to the Scottish economy”, “one of our biggest employers” – the praise for our tourism industry just kept on coming from deputy first minister …

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 …

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 …

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 1970s I attended my …

New limit driving pubs to the edge

By Gillian McKenzie IT had been in place for a little over a week but it was already making its mark on the trade. Operators I spoke to the week before …

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 kicked …

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