Coronavirus: Operators should keep pushing on insurance

Business interruption insurance is intended to cover financial losses where business operations have been interrupted, because of unexpected events causing damage to the property insured. The coronavirus pandemic is definitely an unexpected event, and it has interrupted the operations of most businesses across the drinks, leisure and hospitality industry which were forced to close due to sanitation and contamination concerns

Carlsberg and Marston’s merger expected later this year

Carlsberg UK and Marston’s have announced that they will merge their brewing operations later this year, bringing brands including McEwan’s, Carlsberg Export and Hobgoblin under the same roof

Coronavirus: Scottish tourism secretary is “acutely aware” of issues facing the industry

Scottish tourism secretary Fergus Ewing has moved to assure businesses that he is “acutely aware” of the dangers facing the industry and that the reopening of venues will be “informed by the views of operators on the ground”

Coronavirus: SLTA in funding ‘plea’

The Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) has pleaded for Scottish finance secretary Kate Forbes to “stand up and support funding” for businesses with a rateable value above £51,000

Coronavirus: Outdoor seating could be trade’s greatest asset during transition

Moving into the summer months usually brings a wave of external seating projects to us however, with the impact of COVID-19, we are looking more at robust large coverings as well to enable operators to have the comfort to deliver more structured dining covers outside as well

Coronavirus: Fiona Hyslop ‘would hope’ Scottish tourism businesses will have a season

Economy secretary Fiona Hyslop “would hope” Scottish tourism businesses will have a season this year but said she cannot at this stage give definitive dates for when pubs, restaurants and hotels will be able to open
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Cocktail app backs The Ben

A cocktail delivery app that allows customers to order drinks from ten different Glasgow bars will be donating proceeds from cocktails sold to trade charity The Ben

Dundee bartender is the coin queen

Dundee bartender Bréagha Wolfgang has been named the winner of Fernet Branca’s 2020 Coin Design Challenge

Innis & Gunn’s new Remember Pints scheme is poetry in motion

Innis & Gunn is expressing its gratitude to pubs in Scotland by giving the equivalent of over 5000 pints worth of beer to bars in Scotland under its latest scheme, Remember Pints

Reyka Runners make a marathon effort for The Drinks Trust

A special lockdown edition half marathon has raised thousands of pounds for industry charity The Drinks Trust