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

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Trade is upbeat despite Brexit

Scottish licensees are upbeat about their businesses despite challenges such as Brexit and business rates
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Consultation on capital SEVs

City of Edinburgh Council has launched a public consultation on the potential licensing of sexual entertainment venues (SEVs) in the city.
Hotels facing difficulty due to lack of staff amid Brexit fears

Brexit: staffing crisis deepens

Hoteliers across Scotland are facing their “most difficult season” due to a lack of staff, according to hotel groups.
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Property market is strong but cautious

The demand for hospitality premises in Scotland remains strong in spite of multiple challenges, according to specialist property advisor Christie & Co.
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A multi-million boost for Moray

The tourism industry should be among the beneficiaries of a pledged £65 million investment in Moray.

Don’t allow age checks to lapse

New figures underline importance of a robust ID policy .

‘No-shows’ are hurting eateries

Restaurants feeling the impact of a growing problem .

The gateway to Scottish tourism

There is an opportunity for Edinburgh to not only grow its own tourism revenues, but help increase tourism in other parts of Scotland .

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Dundee bartender Amy Carmichael will be heading to Lynchburg after coming out top in a cocktail competition for Jack Daniel’s

Legal challenge in music fee row

Trade groups join forces to fight ‘unjustified’ tariff rises .