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Scottish Licensed Trade News

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 …

Further twist in the beer tie debate

By Gillian McKenzie ITS removal has been the end-goal for pubco reform campaigners for many years. Pub companies, on the other hand, say scrapping it will …

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 and …

Committee listens to Bill concerns

It remains to be seen if issues around overprovision, clubs and transfers are addressed, writes licensing lawyer Stephen McGowan THE Local Government and …

Time to promote hospitality careers

Trade must spread the word on industry’s excellent long-term prospects, writes recruitment specialist Hazel Neill THE hospitality industry has changed out of …

Lessons must be learned from refresher meltdown

By Gillian McKenzie IT has loomed large on the Scottish trade’s horizon for some time now. And as the deadlines by which the first ‘batch’ of personal …

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