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Planting seeds to change choices

Challenge issued for a meat-free start to the year

Drinks brands go for gold at the Games

WITH less than six weeks to go until thousands of visitors are expected to descend on Scotland for this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, drinks brands are gearing up to make the most of the city’s moment in the spotlight.
• A kitchen cleaning rota with clearly defined roles for each member of the team is key, chefs say.

No clean break in the kitchen

Regular regime is of paramount importance, say chefs and cleaning firms SERIOUS illness, pest infestations, fire hazards – these are just some of the risks...

Behind bars: gin

SLTN interviews two Scottish bartenders about their outlet's gin offering

Bar-talk: Summer Drinks

Audrey O’Brien, The Woods, Glasgow • Which serve do you most strongly associate with summer? Pimm’s and lemonade, it’s just summer in a glass. • What’s the...

Gin experience essential for bars

Pubs can make the most of spirit’s boom by hosting events, say firms
Bartender using glasswasher

A focus on the fundamentals

It was the late comedian Henny Youngman who once boasted about how his grandmother didn’t need glasses, even after her eightieth birthday, as she drank straight from the bottle.

Licensees take aim at rate levels

Operators across Scotland have been rocked by the draft rateable values THE release of new draft rateable values has sent shockwaves through the licensed trade,...

Group creates a new buzz about Ayrshire

A positive attitude and sheer hard work and determination pay off as Troon’s Lido rises from the ashes. Gillian McKenzie reports IN a trade career...

Revamped venue promises the earth

WHEN Darren Laurie, Steve MacDonald and Kass Darling took over Livingston venue Club Earth in 2013 they knew they had a big job ahead...