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Thursday, June 17, 2021


The top stories and latest news, dedicated to the licensed trade in Scotland.

Scottish Parliament

‘Continuing uncertainty’ as lockdown easing paused

The Scottish hospitality industry faces “continuing uncertainty” following yesterday’s announcement from the first minister that the easing of coronavirus restrictions is likely to be paused for three weeks.

Sturgeon: further easing of restrictions this month ‘unlikely’

The planned easing of coronavirus restrictions from 28th June is “unlikely” to go ahead, the first minister has said.
pint pouring

Sturgeon urged not to delay easing of restrictions

Trade group UK Hospitality Scotland is urging the Scottish Government not to further delay the easing of restrictions in Scotland as the prime minister looks set to pause the easing in England.

Physical distancing review expected ‘shortly’

The Scottish Government has said that it will publish the results of its review of physical distancing guidelines “shortly”.
Glasgow city centre

Glasgow Green fanzone licence approved

A licence to sell alcohol has been granted for the upcoming Euro 2020 ‘fanzone’ at Glasgow Green despite objections from the city’s licensed trade.
Scottish Parliament

Glasgow to move to level two from Saturday

Glasgow is to move to level two of coronavirus restrictions from Saturday morning, the first minister has announced. Thirteen other local authority areas will be held in level two as the rest of the mainland drops to level one and the islands will move to level zero

Glasgow remains in level three for a further week

Glasgow is to remain in level three of coronavirus restrictions for an additional week, but will join the rest of mainland Scotland in level two on the weekend of Saturday 5th June if case numbers in the city continue to stabilise.

Late-night legal challenge progresses

The Night Time Industries Association is preparing to progress with its legal action against the Scottish Government over the ongoing shutdown of Scotland’s late-night venues.
Glasgow city centre

Glasgow pubs ‘rage’ at Euro fan zone

The announcement of a 6000-capacity ‘fan zone’ at Glasgow Green for the upcoming Euro 2020 football tournament has “added insult to injury” while the city’s licensed trade “remains in limbo”, the Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) has said.

Moray to level two while Glasgow remains in three

Moray will move to level two of coronavirus restrictions from midnight tonight (21st May), while Glasgow remains in level three.