Coronavirus: Douglas Laing backs bartenders and The Ben

Scottish whisky company Douglas Laing & Co has announced two new initiatives to support the Scottish trade in response to the coronavirus epidemic

Coronavirus: Premises still trading could lose their licence

Pubs continuing to trade as normal even after the UK and Scottish governments’ instructions to close face losing their licences
Stephen McGowan

Coronavirus: letter from The Ben

Stephen McGowan, president of The Ben, has issued a letter to the hospitality trade

Coronavirus: Diageo launches helpline

Diageo has today (March 23) introduced a helpline for businesses in the licensed trade to provide advice on how they can access the government assistance announced last week

Coronavirus: Diageo’s world class search postponed

Spirits giant Diageo has postponed its 2020 World Class Global Final in Sydney due to the coronavirus pandemic
If a premises manager’s licence lapses, it could force temporary closure

Coronavirus: trade groups welcome wage support package

Measures must be delivered swiftly as pubs and restaurants ordered to shut
busy bar

Coronavirus: Pubs and restaurants ordered to close

Boris Johnson has ordered pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants across the UK to close from tonight (March 20) “as soon as they reasonably can” in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus

Coronavirus: Laid-off staff could find jobs in farming

Hospitality workers who have lost their jobs might be able to find temporary work in the agriculture sector, according to Scotland’s farming union

Coronavirus: BT Sport extends billing suspension

BT Sport has extended its billing suspension for pubs and clubs by a further month amid the coronavirus outbreak
Pubs which offer a wide variety of food and drink will be well-placed to succeed, say firms

Coronavirus: More hospitality businesses turn to takeaway and delivery in a bid to keep...

A growing number of bars and restaurants across Scotland are offering takeaway and delivery services as operators attempt to keep their businesses afloat amid the coronavirus crisis