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Alcohol label laws slammed

Holyrood is watching new Irish measures “with interest”

Fresh calls to scrap licence renewals

Lawyers and trade groups want ten-year lifespan ditched
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Inverarity Morton buys Forth Wines

Customers will benefit from greater choice and improved logistics, says MD By Gillian McKenzie WHOLESALER Inverarity Morton has snapped up Milnathort-based Forth Wines in a seven-figure...

Trade welcomes end to PLH ‘ban’

New legislation scrapping ‘excessive’ five-year wait in place By Gillian McKenzie The scrapping of a five-year ‘ban’ on personal licence holders (PLHs) who missed their refresher...
RVs for many bars have risen

Rates appeals should proceed

Cap on increases only brings ‘temporary respite’ OPERATORS intending to appeal their business’s new rateable value should proceed, despite the 12-month 12.5% cap on rates...

Trade celebrates in style at SLTN Awards

The top talents of the Scottish trade enjoyed a well-earned moment in the spotlight at the SLTN Awards on November 2
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Shining a light on classic Scots pubs

New CAMRA guide catalogues historic bar interiors

Aberdeen hours plan ‘a mistake’

Change in policy draws fire from club bosses and councillor
Ryan James; Marc Crothall; Willie Macleod; Kevin Maguire; Seumas MacInnes

New rates group wants your input

Campaign will gather evidence from across Scotland
• Refresher training is mandatory for all personal licence holders after five years.

Final call for refresher training

Thousands of licensees are putting their livelihoods at risk by failing to complete personal licence holder refresher training.