Monday, March 25, 2019
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Trade requires Brexit clarity

THE UK government must clarify its post-Brexit immigration policy to protect businesses reliant on seasonal staff from the EU

Whisky tourism in good spirits

Record distillery visits during 2017 reported by Diageo and Tomatin.

Connecting with customers

System lets bars and restaurants advertise via wi-fi A NEW wi-fi platform which can be used as a marketing tool by operators has been launched...

Pubs code ought to be top priority

Pubco reform campaigners have urged the newly-elected Scottish Government to make a pubs code for Scotland a priority for the new parliament. The previous Scottish...

Retailers count cost of licensing

Convenience retailers in Scotland are £4000 worse off under current licensing legislation – while more than 40% of local authorities have made a profit from administering the new system. That’s the damning conclusion of a report by the Scottish Grocers’ Federation (SGF), which claimed the 2005 licensing Act has cost Scotland’s 5600 convenience stores a total of £22.4 million since it went live on September 1, 2009.

Ambitious tourism targets unveiled

Strategy outlines plans to grow visitor spend by £1 billion by 2020. AN ambitious industry-led plan to boost Scotland’s tourism revenues by £1 billion by 2020 has been unveiled. Launching its Tourism Scotland 2020 growth strategy last week, The Scottish Tourism Alliance, which is comprised of trade associations, businesses and marketing groups, said all corners of the industry must work together if the growth target is to be realised.

Heverlee at home with the monks

Lager’s provenance leads to historic abbey in Flanders, Belgium By Matthew Lynas SET in 42 acres of the Flanders countryside on the outskirts of Leuven, Park...

Youth is sound of Roxy’s music

New focus on emerging bands has helped forge a new identity for Great Western Road venue ASPIRING bands have a new platform to showcase their...

Drinks firms welcome duty cuts

DRINKS firms have welcomed the chancellor’s decision to cut duty on beer, cider and spirits. Delivering his Budget on March 18, George Osborne said beer...

New formula for Highland Park

Highland Park has switched gears for a new project with Formula 1 driver-turned TV pundit, David Coulthard