Sunday, June 16, 2019

SBPA issues excise warning

PUBS in Scotland could be forced to put the price of a pint up by as much as 50p – if the Scottish Government is successful in wresting control of excise duty from Westminster. The proposal is included in a raft of changes the SNP wants to make to the Scotland Bill, currently being deliberated by a dedicated cross-party committee at Holyrood.

Levy will ease rates inequality

PLANS by the Scottish Government to hit the country’s biggest alcohol and tobacco retailers with a public health levy will go some way to addressing the “inequality” of the business rates system, a major on-trade group claimed last week. Finance minister John Swinney sparked controversy when he revealed the Scottish Spending Review 2011 would see large retailers charged a business rates supplement from April next year.

Tennent’s names top apprentices

Winners look forward to placements in leading licensed businesses THE Tennent’s Training Academy has named its top two trainees after the organisation held its first...

Stirling hotelier buys Ardeonaig

Perthshire business joins Adamo portfolio THE company behind the Adamo hotels in Stirling and Bridge of Allan has bought Perthshire hotel and restaurant Ardeonaig, which...

Revamp for Aberdeen hotel

WORK got underway last week on the latest stage of the root and branch refurbishment of what’s claimed to be one of Aberdeen’s oldest...

Cider harvest starts early

BRITAIN’S cider harvest got underway last week – a month earlier than usual. Warm spring weather is said to have kick-started the growing season which...

A round with Andy

Rum is riding high now but it’s had an interesting journey, as Maxxium UK’s Andy Gemmell explains LINKED to everything from pirates to Piña Coladas,...

Snappy launch from Ardbeg

ARDBEG has just unveiled the latest of its annual limited edition whiskies. Described as the result of years of experimentation from the team at the...

Trade all set for the age challenge

MACLAY Inns pub Dram in Glasgow’s west end was the venue as the SBPA officially launched its Challenge 25 campaign earlier this month. Posters, badges,...

Win a wine of the month

WIN! This September CYT UK offers you the chance to win a new wine each month for the remainder of 2011. For October, November and December you can win a case of CyT, Mountain Range or Explorer in your own chosen varietals.