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...

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 singing from the rooftops after scooping eight of the 21 prizes up for grabs as Scotland’s leading trade publication toasted the country’s best licensed venues and individuals. But Edinburgh didn’t have it all its own way: Glasgow took six awards and there were winners from towns all over the country, from Fraserburgh to the Borders.

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...

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...

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 Brazilian...

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. Several publicans told SLTN last week they are quitting the broadcast giant in light of the ‘Murphy judgement’ – even though the ruling has yet to be enshrined in UK law.

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 system, which operator Carlo Citti initially launched in Campus on Sauchiehall Street before rolling it out to sister venues O’Couture and Club 520, requires customers to register their passport or driving licence details and provide their thumb print.

Three shine in Scotland

Three Scottish restaurants were among the newest venues to receive stars from Michelin when the 2012 guide was published earlier this month. Castle Terrace in Edinburgh, Glenapp Castle at Ballantrae and Martin Wishart at Loch Lomond gained the honours in the latest edition of the annual guide to the UK and Ireland’s top restaurants, which was published three months earlier than usual.

Countdown to trade event of the year

There are just six days to go until the SLTN Awards 2011. West end musical star Denise Van Outen will dish out the gongs at the 16th annual SLTN Awards on November 3, with the presentation made before an audience of 700 guests at Glasgow’s Hilton Hotel on Thursday, November 3.

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