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

Deal or no deal?

IT’S difficult to avoid being offered a ‘deal’ these days. Whether doing the weekly shop or checking your emails, we’re almost constantly bombarded with...

Tax hopes set to be dashed?

TIM Martin, the ebullient boss of pub giant JD Wetherspoon, never disappoints a trade journalist in need of a quote. Martin was in typically outspoken...

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...

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...

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...

Go for business gold in 2012

THE comically-named ‘Hurricane Bawbag’ aside, pubs, restaurants and hotels did not have to contend with the kind of adverse weather at Christmas and New...

Turn clock back on hours policy

IT’S not shaping up to be a particularly happy Christmas for south west operators Sinead Farrell and Derek Hart. The couple are fighting for business...

Stage set for the battle of the Bests

IT might have seemed unlikely a decade ago, when premium lager was all the rage, but the keg ale market is suddenly alive with...

Credit where credit’s due

I DON’T like to deal in crude stereotypes, but I genuinely believe we Scots are not given to shouting about our own successes. It’s...

A new age of licensing

THE Holyrood red tape machine has been busy producing even more regulations for the licensed trade to deal with. Not content with the maelstrom of...