Sunday, July 12, 2020
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Time to invest more energy in efficiency?

AS overheads continue to rise across the board, it has become more important than ever for pubs to keep utility costs under control. Yet...

Keep ready to drinks in range

YOUNG consumers have arguably never had so much choice when it comes to drinks. From flavoured ciders to beers from around the world, there’s no...

Troon venue set to rise from the ashes

A TROON venue gutted by fire last month could be rebuilt and relaunched by the end of the year. Lido in West Portland Street is...

Strathclyde strikes Gold

BILLY Gold, owner of the Hielan Jessie in Glasgow’s east end, signalled his determination last week to raise the trade’s profile in the west...

Deeside brewery back in business

THE buoyancy of the craft brewing scene in Scotland has again been underlined with the resurrection and expansion of a north east brewery. Deeside Brewery...

Bring escalator down to earth

IT’S been a pleasure to document the steady growth of the craft beer scene in Scotland and across the UK in recent years. In this...

A touch of island style in the city

A HOLIDAY on the Indonesian island of Bali proved just the inspiration Alan Tomkins needed for the name of his latest Glasgow venue. Named after...

Fortified wines are finding favour again

IN my job I am constantly on the look out for the ‘next big thing’ – whether it’s a new serve, ingredients or a...

Terrorism tackled at trade seminar

COUNTER terrorism and the role the licensed trade can play in preventing a terrorist attack was one of the key topics addressed at a...

Murphy wins High Court appeal

PORTSMOUTH publican Karen Murphy had her conviction for using a foreign decoder to show English Premier League (EPL) football overturned last month. But the EPL,...