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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Glasgow customers ready to return to Clydeside venue

Restaurant customers in Glasgow are showing a healthy appetite for the trade, with Finnieston venue Cranside Kitchen recording 10,000 bookings in under 24 hours.

First minister announces £25 million tourism recovery fund

Holiday vouchers, discounts for days out and a marketing fund are part of a new £25 million tourism recovery programme announced by first minister Nicola Sturgeon today (24th March).

Scottish pubs code approved

Scotland is to have its own dedicated ‘pubs code’ governing the relationship between pub companies and tied tenants after legislation was approved in the Scottish Parliament.

Paisley Food and Drink Festival goes online

Tastings, cooking demonstrations and cocktail masterclasses are among the events that will shape this year’s Paisley Food and Drink Festival.

Glenapp Castle gears up for reopening

A new restaurant and luxury penthouse suite are set to be unveiled when Ayrshire’s Glenapp Castle reopens on 17th May.

Aberdeen hotel books 1000 covers in 15 minutes

An Aberdeen hotel took bookings for more than 1000 covers in just 15 minutes when its reservations reopened on Friday 19th March.

New president for the SBPA

Edith Monfries, chief operating officer of pub company Hawthorn, has been named as the new president of trade group the Scottish Beer & Pub Association (SBPA).

Extension of tenant protections welcomed

Trade group UK Hospitality has welcomed the Scottish Government’s decision to extend coronavirus measures introduced to protect commercial tenants from eviction.

Spirit of Speyside tickets go on sale

Whisky fans are now able to purchase tickets for what is described as the world’s biggest online whisky festival.
Stephen McGowan

Purgatory persists for many in Scottish hospitality

There is much to be concerned and alarmed about in the Scottish Government's roadmap, writes licensing lawyer Stephen McGowan.