Thursday, June 20, 2019


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

Calls for tourist tax assurances

Trade groups say businesses must not incur costs .

New Dundee pubs plan is “ridiculous”

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

On-trade should be exempt from DRS

Support for deposit return scheme but opinion is split .

Half of trade rates appeals rejected

Fresh calls for root and branch reform of methodology
Time is short to renew personal licences

Act on renewals before it’s too late

Licensees advised to book refresher training immediately

Government to consult again on tourist tax

A ‘formal consultation’ on the principles of a tourist tax is to be held by the Scottish Government
This year’s HIT Scotland scholars celebrate their success in Glasgow

Industry training proves a big HIT

Class of 2019 revealed as HIT Scotland launches Fairlie tribute

Tourist tax green light in Budget deal

Scottish Government accused of selling out industry
The chef set up the Fairlie Scholarship to inspire the next generation

Andrew Fairlie’s lasting legacy

A scholarship in memory of acclaimed chef Andrew Fairlie was unveiled in Glasgow today
Andrew Fairlie passed away on January 22

Fairlie: chef who led by example

Contemporaries pay tribute to “an irreplaceable figure”