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

Whisky group lodges minimum pricing appeal

THE Scotch Whisky Association has lodged an appeal against the Court of Session ruling that minimum pricing is legal. In his judgement earlier this month...

Drink drive limit hammers trade

Government must act or risk further job losses, says SLTA By Gillian McKenzie ALMOST two thirds of licensed premises have seen sales slump by up to...

Holyrood: Tied pubs are not disadvantaged

Study into Scottish pub market recommends more conversation before legislation LEASED pubs operating under the beer tie in Scotland are not unfairly disadvantaged when compared...
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Act now on PLH renewals

LICENSING lawyers have implored the Scottish Government to draw up plans for renewing personal licences in order to avoid “a last minute panic” in 2019
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Only three weeks left to enter SLTN Awards

THERE’S just three weeks left in which to enter this year’s SLTN Awards!

Tourist tax would harm economy

Claims levy would cost millions as consultation looms

New Dundee pubs plan is “ridiculous”

City strategy states new venues will be limited to city centre .
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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.

Dundee has ‘too many’ premises

Operators and the Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) have welcomed moves to stop the awarding of new premises licences in Dundee.

Mixed fortunes in Michelin Guide

THE publication of the 2016 Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland has served mixed fortunes for Scotland’s fine dining scene, with three restaurants...