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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Whiskies go under the hammer for The Ben

A number of rare and exclusive whiskies are going under the hammer to raise funds for Scottish licensed trade charity The Ben

Scottish Government outlines £104 million hospitality support package

The Scottish Government has outlined details of a £104 million new year hospitality and tourism support package – including over £50 million earmarked for businesses with rateable values over £51,000 which were left out of its earlier grants schemes.
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‘Immediate robust support’ crucial as Boxing Day lockdown looms

An “additional upweighted ‘extraordinary’ package of funding” must be urgently identified from Scottish and UK government budgets to support hospitality businesses and the supply chain when further coronavirus lockdown measures kick in on Boxing Day, business trade groups have said.

Trade facing further lockdown from Boxing Day

Pubs and restaurants across Scotland will have to close from Boxing Day after first minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed all of mainland Scotland will be put under level four restrictions from 26th December.

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and East Lothian to move to level three

Premises in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and East Lothian will not be allowed to sell alcohol and can only trade until 6pm from Friday (18th December) after first minister Nicola Sturgeon announced that all three local authority areas will be put under level three restrictions

Changes to restrictions could secure future of 1800 hospitality businesses 

Minor changes to trading restrictions under the Scottish Government’s coronavirus levels system could more than double the economic viability of Scotland’s hospitality businesses, and help secure the future of 1800 businesses and 32,500 jobs, according to a new study

Spirit of Speyside set to return in 2021

The Spirit of Speyside whisky festival is set to return next year, organisers have announced
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Funding package for Edinburgh’s Witchery and Prestonfield House

The owner of Edinburgh’s Prestonfield House and The Witchery has secured more than £2 million in funding to help support the businesses through the impact of the coronavirus pandemic

Join SLTN and Smokehead for A Burns Night That’s Not For Everyone

SLTN and the team behind Islay single malt Smokehead have joined forces to host a Burns Supper with a difference for the Scottish trade in January

A Christmas single from The Gate

A ’90s Christmas classic, four festive cocktails and a healthy dose of humour are the key ingredients in a new Christmas video from Glasgow bar The Gate