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


Capital support for staff welfare

Hospitality charity unveils Wellness Charter in Edinburgh .

SLTN Awards finalists revealed on October 31

In just two weeks’ time, the runners and riders in the 2019 SLTN Awards will be revealed – and what a line-up it is

Proposed pubs code under fire

Suggested measures for reform “misguided”, says Heineken By Gillian McKenzie MANY of the UK government’s proposals to reform the pub sector are “misguided” and could bring...

Operators urged to back Clutha Trust

OPERATORS across Scotland are being urged to get behind a new charity initiative set up by the owner of Glasgow’s Clutha bar. The Clutha Trust...

Police: we want to work together

‘No targets attributed to licensing’, force claims By Dave Hunter Police Scotland has moved to reassure the licensed trade that it is moving away from the...

Should councils control rates?

Trade split on suggestion local authorities should run the show By Dave Hunter The licensed trade is split over suggestions that all control of business rates...
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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.

Lock in for SLTN Awards

Top comedian Sean Lock is set to raise the roof at this year’s SLTN Awards

On-trade should be exempt from DRS

Support for deposit return scheme but opinion is split .