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Saturday, July 31, 2021


Features dedicated to the licensed trade in Scotland.

SBPA: 200 pubs could reopen for first time on 9th August

More than 200 Scottish pubs could reopen for the first time this year if the planned lifting of restrictions on 9th August goes ahead, according to the Scottish Beer & Pub Association (SBPA).

Bars gearing up for Glasgow Cocktail Week

Bars across Glasgow are gearing up for the return of Glasgow Cocktail Week, creating special serves for the event.

Reyka cocktail competition gets underway

Bartenders have the chance to win a trip to Iceland as vodka brand Reyka launches its annual cocktail competition.

Cycling in support of mental health

A team of cyclists from Bacardi-Martini UK has raised over £4000 for charity after completing a sponsored cycle between the company’s whisky distilleries.

Nc’nean achieves net zero emissions

Nc’nean Distillery in Drimnin has laid claim to being the first in the UK to reach net zero emissions for its production – beating the whisky industry target by two decades.

Belhaven’s Wishart named SBPA vice president

The Scottish Beer & Pub Association (SBPA) has named Paul Wishart of Belhaven as its new vice president.

A hundred bars will participate in Edinburgh Cocktail Week

One hundred bars across Edinburgh have confirmed that they will take part in this year’s Edinburgh Cocktail Week this October.

Doing good through beer

This is shaping up to be a big year for Brewgooder, the Scottish beer business which has provided over 100 million litres of fresh water for African communities since its inception.

Graduate recruitment programme is a roaring success

Crerar Hotels, the Scottish hotels group, has revealed that it received over 200 applicants to its new graduate management programme within 48 hours of its launch.

William Grant ambassadors go unwrapped

Cocktails, creativity and career development will be some of the themes explored in a new series of online masterclasses from drinks company William Grant & Sons.