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Friday, August 12, 2022

Taking up the baton

Leon Thompson, the new executive director of UK Hospitality Scotland, is committed to continuing the fight for the industry.

Changes to trading restrictions key for reopening, says Diageo boss

The Scottish Government should revise its coronavirus levels system and allow Scotland’s pubs, restaurants and hotels to reopen in a safe, sustainable and commercially viable way, Diageo GB managing director Dayalan Nayager has said.

Fate has a hand in Sorn Inn’s future

A trip to Ayrshire to view a house last year was to take David and Karen Miller in a whole new direction – and a move into the licensed trade.

The Kings Arms ready to reign again

Timing was not in their favour but the operators of the Fenwick pub have made the best of a challenging situation

Arran building a lasting legacy

This year saw the 25th anniversary of Isle of Arran Distillers; 2020 was also the first anniversary of its new-build sister distillery at Lagg in the south of the island, which began production last year

Manorview keeps focus amid storm

When SLTN caught up with Manorview Hotels & Leisure Group managing director David Tracey in mid-October, midway through the central belt shutdown and before the Scottish Government’s five-tier system was implemented, he described it as an “utterly challenging period”
Oban Bay Hotel exterior

Scots hotels group ‘turning up the dial’

Just as Chris Wayne-Wills was poised to take the reins at Crerar Hotels as its newly-appointed chief executive he had to close down the group’s seven hotels, which span the north east, Highlands and west coast, as the UK went into lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic
Stephen Rankin in a Gordon & MacPhail warehouse

Family business is still in good spirits

When Gordon & MacPhail, the independent whisky bottler, distiller and wholesaler, marked its 125th anniversary this year the celebrations were a little different to what was originally planned
Macgochans eating area pic

Mull business back stronger than ever

New life has been breathed into Macgochans in Tobermory after it was gutted by fire last May

Culinary king of the castle

Award-winning chef Derek Johnstone relishing latest role


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