News | Scottish Licensed Trade News - Part 328

Scottish Licensed Trade News

Urban embarks on expansion drive

A GLASGOW pub firm is proving that recession can be a time of opportunity as well as threat by confirming plans to grow its estate this year and next. Graham …

Woods sell Bieldside to PB Devco

SIGNATURE Pub Group has sold Aberdeen inn The Bieldside to local operator PB Devco. The sale, for an undisclosed sum from an asking price of £1.5 million, …

Grosvenor in line for revamp

THE Hilton Grosvenor in Glasgow’s west end is to be refurbished to the tune of £1.3 million. The project will give the hotel’s 96 bedrooms and suites a …

Denise puts on a capital show

Edinburgh's licensed trade was on song last Thursday night as West End musical star Denise Van Outen hosted the SLTN Awards in Glasgow. Capital operators were …

Euro ruling brings more questions

MUCH like there remain questions to be answered over the Liam Fox-Adam Werritty affair, the recent European judgement on foreign decoders has left no shortage …

VIVAS in TGI coup

VIVAS has signed up to become the exclusive wine supplier to the TGI Friday’s restaurant chain. The deal, which will see VIVAS supply a range of five red, …

Honours up for honours

MARTIN Wishart and Paul Tamburrini’s Edinburgh brasserie The Honours is in the running for a top design award tomorrow night. The restaurant, designed by …

Slice of Brazilian life for Glasgow

AUTHENTICITY is the name of the game at Glasgow’s newest Brazilian restaurant. Viva Brazil, on the city’s Bothwell Street, is modelled on a traditional …

Pubs blow final whistle on Sky

Operators are switching off Sky in favour of cheaper alternatives after the use of foreign decoders was declared legal by the European Court of Justice. …

City clubbers give scanner thumbs up

Almost 10,000 clubbers have given the thumbs up to a new fingerprint ID scanner – less than four weeks after it was installed at a Glasgow club. The Scannet …