Friday, December 4, 2020
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SLTN View

Voice of Scott Wright, Editor, SLTN

Time to tackle pubco inertia

IT wasn’t so long ago that it seemed positive steps would finally be taken to improve the tempestuous relationship pub tenants often have with...

Football is still a winner for pubs

WARNINGS of financial Armageddon for sports-dependent pubs have regularly been aired since Rangers Football Club slid into financial oblivion. Now that the dust has finally...

Reasons to be cheerful, part 3

IT’S always a pleasure to report on new ventures and success stories in the hospitality trade – and in this issue we have some...

New season, new dilemma

Pubs are holding out for a cheaper way to show football, but a quick resolution to the long-running legal broadcast battle seems unlikely THE prospect...

Double trouble for the trade?

SO it’s official: the UK economy has slipped into the much-dreaded double-dip recession for the first time since 1975. According to the Office for National...

Sky showing its cuddly side?

PERHAPS it was deliberately timed for the end of the pantomime season. Sky, for so long a thorn in the side of the trade, made...

No end to wholesale woes

OCTOBER 8, 2012 will go down as a dark day in the Scottish licensed trade’s history. Administrators acting on behalf of WaverleyTBS announced that there...

Old Firm is good for pub business

THE glee many Celtic fans will be feeling at Rangers’ sorry demise is expected and entirely justifiable. After all, seeing your fiercest enemy in the...

Thank you, and goodbye

FORGIVE me, dear reader, for this moment of reflection. After 11 and a half years on the trade beat, and occupying the editor’s chair for nearly the past eight, I’m moving to a new journalistic parish. On a personal level, it’s the right time for a fresh challenge, but it’s with a treasure trove of memories, and a healthy dose of gratitude, that I make the move. The trade was a different place when I was introduced to its intoxicating mix of people and politics in the summer of 2001. Back then anything seemed possible.

Pubs caught in Old Firm fall-out

Move to midweek kick-offs gains credibility as Glasgow board voices concern over match day hours restrictions THE top-level summit chaired by First Minister Alex Salmond...