Tuesday, June 25, 2019


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

Ryan James; Marc Crothall; Willie Macleod; Kevin Maguire; Seumas MacInnes

New rates group wants your input

Campaign will gather evidence from across Scotland

SLTN Awards has launched!

Are you running one of the best pubs in Scotland? Is your craft spirits knowledge second to none? Do you employ a top bartender?

Council must be vocal on trams

Calls for communication as extension project is approved .

Music fees hike a ‘nail in the coffin’

New tariff slammed by operators and trade groups .

Action on bank closures needed

Operators and trade groups have called on the UK government to legislate in order to prevent banks from closing branches in rural areas .

Lodge renewal applications now

Thousands of licence holders “on course for disaster” .

Get ready for SLTN Awards launch

Two weeks – that’s all that’s left to wait until we launch the 2019 SLTN Awards

Alcohol tax is ‘unworkable’

Calls for Social Responsibility Levy branded ‘outrageous’ .

No tourist tax before 2021, says Hyslop

“No compulsion” for local authorities to introduce levy .

Bills will rise as rates cap rolls up

Licensees can expect to see their business rates bills increase this year, a surveyor has warned .