Sunday, June 16, 2019

Save the Last song for me

MUSIC lovers can look forward to tapping into their personal music libraries in pubs, thanks to a new link up between Sound Leisure and...

Is social media a friend or foe?

THERE has been a noticeable rise in reports of employees who have been dismissed by their employers for posting inappropriate material regarding their employment...

Glasgow bar hits the high notes

THE “ethical” treatment of musicians is what sets a good music venue apart from its competitors – so says the venue manager of bar...

Bar and restaurant visits up amid ‘austerity fatigue’

CONSUMERS are going to bars, restaurants and clubs more often as so-called ‘austerity fatigue’ sets in. According to the latest Leisure Wallet report by advisory...

Everything is clear on new website

THE Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) has launched what it describes as a fresher, easier to navigate website. The SWA says the new site, at...

Everything in the Hilton Garden is rosy in Glasgow

HOTEL group Hilton has expanded its Garden Inn brand into the central belt with the opening of the Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow. The property...

Park life suiting Lisini Pub Co down to a tee

STRATEGICALLY, the acquisition of Dalziel Park was a natural fit for Lisini Pub Co. The family-run business built its reputation on running popular community venues...

Trade welcomes levy delay

ASSURANCES that the Scottish Government will not introduce a social responsibility levy until 2015 at the earliest have been welcomed by the on-trade. Confirmation that...

Business needs a strong Rangers

The financial chaos engulfing Rangers FC raised the prospect last week of Scottish pubs losing one of their most lucrative income streams. Many pubs enjoy their busiest days when matches between Rangers and Celtic are screened live on Sky. The clubs play four times a season on league business but can often meet more if drawn against each other in cup competitions – last season they clashed no fewer than seven times – generating welcome revenue for operators.

Supplier shuts satellite service

A Glasgow-based supplier of audio visual equipment to the licensed trade has shut down its foreign satellite TV division, claiming it made the move to protect licensees against potential criminal prosecution. Scotsports, sister company to audio visual specialist SSUK, was closed by director Scott Maitland after it was ruled in the High Court earlier this month that pubs using foreign decoders to show English Premier League games infringe copyright law.