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Friday, August 12, 2022
People outside at table

Pubs and bars should benefit from street seating changes

Trade groups The Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA), UK Hospitality Scotland and the Scottish Beer & Pub Association (SBPA) have jointly called on the Scottish Government to ensure any easing of outdoor seating rules also covers bars and pubs.

Scotch whisky giant reaches for the Skye

Diageo has unveiled the new visitor centre at its Talisker Distillery on the Isle of Skye.
A tattooed beer drinker enjoying craft beer

Brewers to descend on capital

A NEW craft beer festival will take place in Edinburgh this month with the launch of Indie Beer Scotland.
Uilebheist owner Jon Erasmus stands infront of the new distillery

New Highland spirit brewing

INVERNESS has a new whisky distillery and brewery. Named after the Gaelic word for monster, Uilebheist sits on the banks of the River Ness and will operate to a low carbon plan.
An espresso martini on a purple backdrop

A cocktail of three cities

COCKTAILS are set to take centre stage in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen in the coming weeks as the three cities host their respective Cocktail Week events.
Empty green glass bottles

Deposit Return ‘failure’ warning

A GROUP of MSPs has warned the Scottish Government that the upcoming Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) could prove “a very costly failure” without an urgent review.
Leon Thompson

Staff and costs hold back sector

The much hoped for recovery still seems a long way away, writes Leon Thompson of UK Hospitality Scotland.
Ashley Fleming, Harper Macleod

Immigration’s role in recruitment drive

Recent reports have highlighted the recruitment difficulties being faced by the hospitality sector in Scotland, writes immigration lawyer Ashley Fleming.
Westminister

Imperative VAT rate for hospitality is reduced

Trade groups have called on the incoming prime minister to cut VAT for hospitality as prices continue to rise at their fastest rate for 40 years.
Supermarket alcohol aisle

MUP review is now underway

The Scottish Government has begun its review of the Minimum Unit Price (MUP) legislation with a series of ‘roundtable’ events and an online survey.

Columns

Jack Cummins
LEGAL by Jack Cummins
FINANCIAL Wylie & Bisset
Neil Morrison
ASK THE OPERATOR Neil Morrison
THE GRAPEVINE
Luke Richardson
LIFTING THE LID
Calum Ralston
MEET THE MAKER Scott Ferguson

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