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Licence cap is too blunt a measure

A ROUND a hundred years ago, the temperance movement reached its zenith. In the past year or so, history appears to have been repeating...

Young, free and single-minded

IT’S a new restaurant, and the first of its kind in its immediate vicinity. But despite launching at the height of the voucher era,...

Smirnoff raises Diageo’s spirits

STRONG sales of Smirnoff vodka are credited with boosting Diageo’s performance in Britain amid what it described as “challenging” economic conditions. Posting its half-year results...

Local hoteliers buy Banchory Lodge

A ROYAL Deeside hotel has changed hands for the first time in almost half a century after being snapped up by local hoteliers. Wilson Anderson...

Eatery aims to raise steaks

A NEW York-style steakhouse has opened in Glasgow’s Merchant Square. The Chophouse Brasserie is said to combine the atmosphere of 1920s and 1930s New York...

Trade welcomes levy delay

ASSURANCES that the Scottish Government will not introduce a social responsibility levy until 2015 at the earliest have been welcomed by the on-trade. Confirmation that...

Make sure sport box is ticked

OPERATORS thinking of subscribing to Sky in light of the broadcaster’s latest discounts have more to think about than whether they can afford it,...

Web service offers free value guide

AN online property valuation service was launched last week by chartered surveyors CDLH – and it won’t cost users a penny. Quick Val, which can...

Scholars ready to be inspired

MORE than 100 students and young employees of the hospitality industry are looking forward to coveted workplace experiences thanks to the annual scholarship scheme...

Business needs a strong Rangers

The financial chaos engulfing Rangers FC raised the prospect last week of Scottish pubs losing one of their most lucrative income streams. Many pubs enjoy their busiest days when matches between Rangers and Celtic are screened live on Sky. The clubs play four times a season on league business but can often meet more if drawn against each other in cup competitions – last season they clashed no fewer than seven times – generating welcome revenue for operators.

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