Thursday, December 3, 2020
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Voice of Scott Wright, Editor, SLTN

There’s life beyond the headlines

THERE continues to be little sign that the UK economy is in full recovery mode. Just last week business lobby group the CBI (Confederation...

Hoteliers must avoid price Games

IT’S hard to see how the Olympics could have gone any better for LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games). New heroes...

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...

Let’s hope legal battle is swift

THE inevitable finally became reality in the Scottish drinks trade last week. It came when it was confirmed that the Scottish Government’s plans for...

Loan scandal is new bank low

SINCE around 2008 the dearth of bank lending has frequently been cited as one of the biggest challenges facing the licensed trade. It’s generally...

Pubs hope to beat the Blues

THE football authorities tasked with dispensing an appropriate punishment on the new Rangers are in an unenviable position. In fact, it’s difficult to see...

Bringing out the Best in beer

THERE are two ways to react to the arrival of new competition: you can close your eyes, carry on as normal and hope it...

Make a game of it this summer

AS I write, the Olympic torch is slowly making its way around the UK – a journey that will see it come within ten...

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...

Club tension rises again

THE age-old antipathy between the mainstream trade and members clubs has reared its head again, this time in Moray. Not that the issue is...