Investment pays off at Innis & Gunn

Beer firm gains ground in the US after forming Stateside sales function EDINBURGH-based beer firm Innis & Gunn last week reported a 20% rise in...

Property directors launch new firm

CDLH aims to offer clients a ‘highly specialised, personal service’ A NEW chartered surveyors firm specialising in the leisure and hospitality property sector has been...

Anti-sectarian laws could hit pubs

THE Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Bill, introduced to Holyrood on June 16, really boils down to two new offences: offensive...

Trade welcomes broadcast ruling

The trade has welcomed a European Court of Justice ruling which has brought clarity on the use of foreign decoder cards to broadcast top flight football a step closer. Hopes have been raised that licensees could be able to show Premier League matches for a fraction of what they currently pay after the court ruled that preventing the import, sale or use of foreign decoder cards is “contrary to the freedom to provide services and cannot be justified”

Hour loss killing Newton Stewart

Late night operators in Newton Stewart say business is being hammered thanks to a decision to shave an hour off permitted hours. Pressure on police resources is understood to have driven the move by the Wigtown licensing board – one of four covering Dumfries and Galloway – to reset the terminal hour at 1am the south west town.

Retailers find way round Act

Supermarkets have provided the “best argument for minimum pricing” through their response to the Alcohol Act, it was claimed last week. Major supermarkets have reacted to the new legislation, which came in on October 1 and bans quantity discounts in the off-trade, by cutting prices and continuing to offer bulk-buy deals online, despatched from depots down south where the laws don’t apply.

Water transformation

THREE newly-refurbished suites have been unveiled at the Lake of Menteith Hotel, representing the final stage in a root and branch redesign of the...

Drambuie defies a Greek tragedy

DRAMBUIE has reported a solid set of trading figures for the year to June 30 – despite the economic troubles in Greece, its third-largest...

Drink laws just keep on coming

A FEW years ago, as the smoking ban became reality in Scotland, it was widely remarked that alcohol would subsequently become ‘the new tobacco’....

Online reservation site is ‘one to watch’

ONLINE restaurant booking service Livebookings has been earmarked as one to watch in an annual league table of technology firms. The reservations and restaurant marketing...

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