Monday, July 13, 2020
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The top stories and latest news, dedicated to the licensed trade in Scotland.

Bars in Glasgow city centre could be allowed to trade until 1am.

Glasgow bars to get ‘extra’ hour?

Board proposes ‘additional flexibility’ on trading times By Gillian McKenzie PUBS in Glasgow city centre could be allowed to open until 1am seven days a week...
Coors hands over free-trade distribution

Coors hands over free-trade distribution

BREWER Molson Coors has announced that it is handing over the free-trade distribution of its brands in Scotland to wholesaler Matthew Clark. The Carling...

More licensing legislation on horizon

THE Scottish Government has announced plans to introduce more licensing legislation. Outlining its political agenda for the next year following the summer recess, the SNP-led...

Glasgow pubs to open until 1am?

PUBS in Glasgow city centre could be allowed to open until 1am seven days a week under new proposals outlined by the licensing board. In...

Review website branded ‘unfair’

Licensee calls for introduction of pubs and bars section By Gillian McKenzie A GLASGOW licensee is calling on TripAdvisor to introduce a ‘pubs’ category on its...
The glass ban formed part of the board’s licensing policy consultation.

Trade group slams glass ‘ban’ plan

Proposed blanket policy in Highlands ‘disproportionate’, says SBPA By Dave Hunter PROPOSALS to force all licensed premises across the Highlands to use toughened or plastic ‘glasses’...
Star Pubs & Bars lessee Frank Healey said trade at the Kirkhouse is up following the revamp.

Heineken invests in Scottish estate

Outlets overhauled in Star Pubs & Bars refurbishment scheme FIVE Scottish bars are to benefit from a £603,000 investment by Heineken-owned pubco Star Pubs &...

Scotland enjoys UK visitor boom

Scotland's hospitality sector stands to gain more than £2 billion this year from a growing ‘staycation’ trend, according to a new report.
Baroness Ruth Henig.

New regime will ‘tackle corruption’

The introduction of a new regulatory regime for private security companies should help raise standards and cut the number of “corrupt” firms in the industry, according to the former head of the Security Industry Authority (SIA).

Holyrood: minimum pricing is legal

The Scottish Government has dismissed claims by several EU member countries that a minimum unit price for alcohol would be illegal.