Thursday, May 23, 2019
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The top stories and latest news, dedicated to the licensed trade in Scotland.

Breathing space for boards on renewals

LICENSING boards are to be granted extra time to process renewals for personal licences expiring on August 31 – providing licensees have lodged a renewal application with their board by May 31.

Brexit impacts on staff recruitment

Hospitality industry is facing ‘perfect storm’

Pubs to pay deposit under DRS

Pubs and bars will have to pay their wholesaler a 20p deposit per metal, glass or plastic drinks container they purchase under the Scottish Government’s upcoming deposit return scheme (DRS) .
SLTN Awards 2019

Still time to enter the SLTN Awards

The clock is ticking and time is running out: there’s just over two weeks left to get your entries in for this year’s SLTN Awards .
Ryan James; Marc Crothall; Willie Macleod; Kevin Maguire; Seumas MacInnes

New rates group wants your input

Campaign will gather evidence from across Scotland

SLTN Awards has launched!

Are you running one of the best pubs in Scotland? Is your craft spirits knowledge second to none? Do you employ a top bartender?

Council must be vocal on trams

Calls for communication as extension project is approved .

Music fees hike a ‘nail in the coffin’

New tariff slammed by operators and trade groups .

Action on bank closures needed

Operators and trade groups have called on the UK government to legislate in order to prevent banks from closing branches in rural areas .

Lodge renewal applications now

Thousands of licence holders “on course for disaster” .