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Operator drops anchor in Largs

Buzzworks aims to repeat Scotts’ success in seaside town AS the rain lashes against the large picture windows framing the view of the Isle of...

Italian operators take plunge by the river

Glasgow-based restaurant and bar group expands into retail with the opening of a new specialist wine shop on the banks of the River Kelvin. The Giovanazzi group of companies has been a force in Glasgow for decades and is the name behind the Paperino’s and La Parmigiana restaurants, as well as The Big Blue bar at Kelvinbridge.

Smoke ban stubs out city pubs

Licensed premises close in all but one Scottish constituency. Scotland’s traditional inner-city pubs have suffered most in the wake of the smoking ban, a new study has found. Glasgow central was hardest hit, with 56 pub closures recorded between the start of the ban in 2006 and 2010, according to research by CR Consulting for the Save Our Pubs & Clubs Campaign.

It’s Whiski galore as bar diversifies

Gary and Anne Still combine shop, bar and bistro in new capital business. The owners of an award-winning Edinburgh whisky pub have taken their first steps into retailing Scotland’s national drink. Anne and Gary Still, the couple behind Whiski on the Royal Mile, created the Whiski Rooms by acquiring and knocking together three commercial premises on The Mound.

Jessie’s silver celebration

GLASGOW bar the Hielan Jessie celebrated 25 years in business last week – by treating a select band of customers, family and friends to...

Wholesaler goes with the Flow

Hospitality training provider forms new alliance with Matthew Clark EDINBURGH-based hospitality training provider Flow aims to extend its reach across the UK through a new...

Celebrating city’s service with style

THE achievements of an initiative designed to raise service standards across Glasgow’s tourism industry were celebrated last week Amanda Hyndman, former general manager of Glasgow’s...

Bar spirits into the off-trade

Bon Vivant operator moves into the retail business THE team behind Edinburgh’s Bon Vivant bar is set to branch into retail with the opening of...

T in the drawing room

A VICTORIAN take on T in the Park is the premise of two new TV ads for Scotland’s biggest-selling lager brand As the music festival...

Training team rolls into the capital

BAR staff will get the chance to broaden their spirits knowledge later this month when Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands’ Training Team rolls into the capital...