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


Report confirms pub and bar growth in Highlands and East Dunbartonshire

The Highlands and East Dunbartonshire were the only parts of Scotland to have increased the number of pubs in their areas between 2001 and 2019, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Drink drive claims blasted

Recent report doesn’t reflect the trade as a whole

Highland levy plans ‘harmful’

Tourist tax will put hospitality sector under more pressure

Councils to regulate short-term lets

Local authorities in Scotland are to be given the power to regulate short-term lets in their areas, the Scottish Government has announced

Groups call on PM to end Brexit uncertainty

Trade and consumer groups have called on newly re-elected prime minister, Boris Johnson, to end the “crippling uncertainty that has plagued UK businesses” and secure the “best Brexit possible”

Counter-terrorism training crucial

Scottish trade urged to remain vigilant after London attack

Highland commits to tourist levy

Highland Council has announced that it will move ahead with the development of a transient visitor levy, or tourist tax, following a public consultation

Immigration and tax top ‘wish list’

Incoming UK government must support industry

Rates bills lower with other UK systems

The rateable value of a traditional wet-led pub in Scotland would be 56% lower if valued by Land & Property Services in Northern Ireland

An ICE move from city bar

Black Rose champions social responsibility

Sky Win a TV ad for your pub