Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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Regular articles and general news

Campaign urges government to ‘save our jobs’

A new campaign fronted by several prominent hospitality operators is aiming to raise awareness of the job losses expected when the UK-wide furlough scheme comes to an end later this month
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Groups call for greater support and co-operation

Hospitality trade groups have renewed calls for greater support and co-operation from the Scottish Government after today's announcement that the current COVID-19 restrictions will be extended

Current COVID-19 restrictions extended for another week

The current trading restrictions imposed by the Scottish Government will continue for another week, the first minister has confirmed
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£40 million grant scheme is ‘totally derisory’

Trade organisation the Scottish Hospitality Group (SHG) has blasted the Scottish Government’s most recent grant scheme, which opened for applications today (October 20), saying the scheme is “totally derisory for our sector”

COVID concerns: can the trade survive?

The Scottish hospitality sector has bent over backwards to comply with each new restriction as it came, writes Stephen McGowan

Mercat’s munchies for pooches

An East Lothian bar and restaurant is doing its part for the area’s four-legged friends with a new takeaway offer for dogs

Grant applications go live today (October 20)

Applications for the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 Restrictions and Hardship grants go live on local authority websites today (October 20)

The Ben joins forces with Breathing Space

Scottish licensed trade charity The Ben has joined forces with Breathing Space to bring its free and confidential listening and advice service to the trade

William Grant rides out for the trade

Teams from William Grant & Sons will be battling it out this weekend in a virtual cycling race in aid of charity

Call for further Scottish Government support to keep hospitality sector alive

The Scottish Government must go further to support the country’s hospitality businesses if it is to have “any hope of keeping businesses alive and jobs safe”, according to UK Hospitality