Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Course bids to boost whisky knowledge

A NEW training scheme designed to improve the level of whisky knowledge among Scotland’s bar staff has been launched. Victor Brierley, who runs Glasgow Whisky...

Buzzworks outlet gutted by fire

<img src='https://sltn.co.uk/wp-content/gallery/02_12/1_1.jpg' alt='1_1' class='ngg-singlepic ngg-none' /> TROON bar and restaurant Lido was gutted by fire last Sunday (February 5). More than 30 firefighters tackled the blaze...

Help trade with anti-bigotry laws

THE Scottish Government has been urged to give pubs clear guidance on enforcing new anti-bigotry legislation. The Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland)...

Retailers slam off-sales cap

Edinburgh licensing board consults on overprovision. Retailers have slammed proposals to cap the number of off-sales in Edinburgh, claiming it could hit jobs and hamper regeneration in the city. The licensing board is considering a move to limit the number of licences issued to off-trade outlets, amid claims there could be overprovision across the board area, which currently has 412 off-sales licences.

Score draw as both sides claim copyright victory

SKY and the Premier League were declaring victory after last week’s High Court ruling on how UK copyright law relates to the use of European satellite decoders to show English Premier League games in UK pubs. But while they pledged to take action against suppliers on copyright grounds, their opponents argued “the majority of claims against our clients are to be dismissed” after several copyright claims were overturned.

Cash is king as funding stays tight

Pub prices stay firm but market is ‘over-supplied’, agent says CASH buyers will hold the upper hand when it comes to buying pubs, restaurants and...

Members’ club moves up a level

THE firm behind Glasgow private members’ club 29 has taken the venue to another level with the launch of a new events space. Located on...

Forth snaps up Fife wholesale rival

The appeal of removing a local competitor and the opportunity to grow the business in a challenging period were among the main reasons which motivated Forth Wines to snap up rival wholesaler JA Glass of Dysart, Fife. Forth, the Milnathort-based wine and spirits merchant, acquired the family-owned drinks supplier, established by Duncan Glass and cousin Donald, for an undisclosed fee late last month. The deal promises to extend Forth’s product range and customer base.

SIBA’s new Landlord

YORKSHIRE brewery Timothy Taylor, perhaps best known for its Landlord ale, has joined the Society of Independent Brewers. SIBA said the coup reflects its growing...

Outlook remains cloudy

AS the Tories and SNP go to war over the independence referendum, the rest of us have no choice but to focus on how...