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Regular articles and general news

Restaurants set for season in sun

Warm weather could help food sales, but the offer needs to be right THE influence of the weather on pub food sales should not be...

Victoria’s dives into the blue

CHANGING the name of a venue that’s been a fixture of a city’s going out scene for more than 30 years sounds like a...

No ‘news’ in under-21s ban

Boards have power to raise purchase age under 2005 Act. Confusion reigned last week over the right of licensing boards to ban people under 21 from buying alcohol in off-trade premises. The furore was stirred up by a newspaper report last week which claimed boards are to be granted ‘new powers’ to ban under-21s from buying alcohol in the off-trade – on a case by case basis.

A case for licence holder defence

A recent legal change reintroduced the concept of vicarious liability to licensing law. Solicitor Caroline Treanor looks at the implications ON December 13, 2010, the...

A taste of malt of past

Scotland's most easterly distillery has launched only its third ever special addition in its long history. The Glen Garioch 1994, a small batch vintage expression,...

Show dad you care – take him down the pub

Socks have had their own way for too long when it comes to Father’s Day gifts. Dad of two Scott Wright reports on how the drinks industry is muscling in on the action. IT’S traditionally played second fiddle to Mother’s Day. But there are signs the hospitality and drinks trades are slowly switching on the commercial possibilities of Father’s Day.

Jury still out on pubco reform

The pubco-tenant relationship is changing for the better. The latest stage of the Westminster enquiry will provide a clear indication of how far the leasing industry has come. It would be interesting to be there when MPs on Westminster’s Business, Innovation and Skills Committee re-open their ongoing enquiry into pubcos, which will reportedly be next month.

Let’s find the UK’s Best Bar None

Theco-ordinator of Dundee’s Best Bar None has signalled her support for the introduction of a UK-wide version of the bar safety awards scheme. Morag Beattie told SLTN it would be a natural progression to link up the national Best Bar None schemes on both sides of the border after the first Scottish awards were held this year.

Support builds for level playing field campaign

SUPPORT is growing for a new campaign calling for licensing legislation to be applied equally to the on and off-trades. Level the Playing Field aims...

Interim boss at Tennent’s helm

Brand delivers “strong” first-year performance for C&C AN interim managing director is now in place at Tennent Caledonian Breweries following the departure this month of...