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Thursday, December 2, 2021


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

Traditional pub

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

Cask up for first time in 20 years

Beer category continuing to grow – despite recession, latest report finds THE potential of cask ale to help pubs thrive was underlined last week when...
• Bars and clubs will get an extra hour during the Commonwealth Games.

Trade split on Glasgow hours

Licensing board ditches plans to let pubs open until 1am By Gillian McKenzie GLASGOW licensing board’s decision to retain a terminal hour of midnight for the...

Police issue consistency calls

POLICE Scotland has echoed calls for consistency in the way sexual entertainment venues are regulated. Speaking to the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Regeneration...

Trade divided on EU impact

By Dave Hunter UNCERTAINTY over the economy following the Brexit vote could have a pronounced, short-term impact on the licensed trade, businesses have warned. But operators,...

How are island operators faring?

Numbers rise as fares fall, bringing a boost to trade for many By Jack Walsh With the summer season almost in full swing, Scotland’s island operators...
Live music venue

A sound new policy

The Scottish Government has backed calls to implement an ‘agent of change’ principle with immediate effect

Trade rebuffs fresh alcohol levy calls

Any additional alcohol tax should target supermarkets, says the SLTA.
Scott Murray

Highland spirit comes to Falkirk

Inverness bars group opens first venue in the central belt