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Thursday, December 2, 2021


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

The glass ban formed part of the board’s licensing policy consultation.

Trade group slams glass ‘ban’ plan

Proposed blanket policy in Highlands ‘disproportionate’, says SBPA By Dave Hunter PROPOSALS to force all licensed premises across the Highlands to use toughened or plastic ‘glasses’...

No ‘polluter pays’ plan for Glasgow

POLICE have moved to reassure Glasgow’s late night operators they will not be asked to pay for extra police on the city’s streets. Bar and club owners feared a blanket ‘polluter pays’ style fee could be levied on late night venues after a newspaper report claimed that some nightclubs were funding extra officers to patrol the city centre.

Report spurs calls for off-sales action

Fresh calls for action to tackle the availability of cheap alcohol in supermarkets have been issued following the publication of a new report on...

Aberdeen operators hit out at authorities’ handling of COVID cluster

Aberdeen operators have hit out at authorities’ handling of the COVID-19 outbreak and fear they may have traded for more than a week after the initial cases emerged, unaware that someone with COVID-19 could have been in their venue
The new TV ad is stage one in a three-year campaign to promote beer.

Campaign brings brewers together

Five of the world’s biggest brewers have joined forces to launch a major new advertising campaign...

Trade’s vital role is focus of campaign

THE vital contribution Scotland’s pubs and bars make to communities and the country’s economy is the focus of a new campaign, which was unveiled...

Additional support for island businesses

Hospitality businesses in the Scottish islands currently under level three coronavirus restrictions are to receive additional financial support, first minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced

Crackdown on pubs’ A-boards

Dundee City Council in ‘safety blitz’ to remove pavement obstructions By Matthew Lynas Dundee operators placing advertising boards outside their premises could come under fire from...

Tourist tax would harm economy

Claims levy would cost millions as consultation looms

Holyrood: minimum pricing is legal

The Scottish Government has dismissed claims by several EU member countries that a minimum unit price for alcohol would be illegal.