Tuesday, July 7, 2020
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Hebridean businesses join forces for remote whisky tasting

A company which sources ‘wild water’ from the Isle of Lewis is aiming to unite island businesses and communities through a series of digital whisky tastings
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Coronavirus: just over half of grant money distributed

New Scottish Government figures reveal that just over half of the money earmarked for coronavirus grant funding had been distributed to businesses as of April 28

Capital drinks service will support hospitality workers

The brainchild of Iain McPherson, the bartender and operator behind capital bars Panda & Sons, Hoot The Redeemer and Nauticus, Edinburgh Booze Delivery will allow members of the public to order drinks and snacks online to be delivered to their homes

Coronavirus: Is digital the ‘new normal’?

The truth is that no one really knows when the hospitality sector will get back to normal, or what that even looks like

Calls for Deposit Return Scheme to be put on ice

The implementation of the Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) in Scotland should be pushed beyond the intended July 2022 launch so the focus can remain on businesses’ survival and recovery from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic

Glasgow pub GM raises money for families of COVID-19 victims

Steven Samson, general manager of The Merchant in Glasgow, together with nine others, completed a virtual journey of almost 600 miles on Monday (April 27) to raise money for the families of colleagues who lost their lives to coronavirus

Harviestoun Brewery’s stairway to success for the NHS

Staff at Harviestoun Brewery will be aiming for the dizzying heights of success this weekend as they embark on a charity climbing challenge in aid of the NHS

Coronavirus: pubs need specific support

Pressure is mounting on the UK and Scottish governments to provide more comprehensive support for pubs during the current shutdown and beyond

Coronavirus: industry collaborates on national action plan for tourism sector

Hospitality and tourism trade groups are working with local and Scottish government representatives on a national action plan to tackle the current issues facing the industry and look ahead at how it might recover post-lockdown

Get puzzled with Glengoyne

Glengoyne, the Ian Macleod-owned whisky brand, has released a limited-edition jigsaw puzzle to help the public beat the lockdown blues