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Thursday, December 2, 2021


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

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‘Dismay’ over vaccine passport plan

Yesterday's announcement that vaccine certificates could be required for entry into Scottish nightclubs and larger events has caused “dismay” in the sector, with trade groups criticising the Scottish Government for a lack of consultation with the industry.

Vaccine certificate plan for nightclubs

Vaccine certificates could be required for entry to nightclubs later this month, first minster Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

Delivery driver strike suspended

A planned strike of delivery drivers has been suspended while drivers vote on whether to accept an improved pay offer.

Orders falling short as supply issues bite

Supply chain issues across the UK, including delivery driver shortages, are causing some pubs to have their beer orders cancelled or to receive deliveries that “fall short by around 75%”, according to trade group the Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA).

Scottish Government updates hospitality guidance

The Scottish Government has updated its guidance for the tourism and hospitality sector ahead of the relaxation of restrictions on Monday (9th August).

‘Vertical drinking’ will be permitted from Monday

Customers will be able to drink at the bar from Monday 9th August after the Scottish Government confirmed the 'wearing of face masks is not required while eating or drinking whether seated or standing' when restrictions are eased.
A masked waiter is serving orange juice to customers.

Trade demands clarity on easing of restrictions

Operators and trade groups have demanded clarity on the easing of restrictions scheduled to go ahead on Monday (9th August).

No social distancing and clubs can reopen from Monday

Social distancing requirements will be dropped and nightclubs able to reopen from Monday (9th August) as Scotland moves out of level zero restrictions, the first minister has confirmed.

SHG proposes solution to ‘pingdemic’

A hospitality industry trade group has proposed a system it says could help bar, restaurant and hotel businesses avoid having to close temporarily as a result of the so-called ‘pingdemic’.

Temporary structure rules extended again

The Scottish Government has announced that the relaxation of building rules around temporary structures in hospitality will continue until March.