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North American tourist spending soars in Scotland
The amount of spending by North American tourists in Scotland's hotels, bars and restaurants has risen by 28% to £633m in the past 12 months....
Pubs top destination for eating out
Pubs are now the UK's favourite choice for eating out, according to Greene King, which also found that Christmas spending increased across the on-trade....
AA Rosette success for Scottish restaurants
Martin Wishart at Loch Lomond is among several top Scottish restaurants to be recognised in the latest round of AA Rosette awards....
New whisky festival set for Oban
A new festival called West Coast Whisky Feis is to take place in Oban in July to champion Scotland's west coast distillers....
Guinness launches visibility kits to kick off Six Nations
Guinness is providing Scottish venues with new activation kits to support rugby outlets throughout the RBS Six Nations, which kicks off on February 4....
Arbikie owners honour father with new gin
Highland distiller, Arbikie, is launching its second gin later this month called AK’s Gin - named after the father of Arbikie owners Iain, John and David...
People with a ‘local’ are more happy and sociable
New research has found that popping down to your local for a few drinks is actually good for you as it makes us happier and more sociable. ...
Game of Thrones-themed pop-bar brings Westeros to Auld Reekie
A Game of Thrones themed pop-up bar called Blood & Wine has opened in the cellar of the medieval-looking Daylight Robbery in Edinburgh....
Dundee’s 71 Brewing unveils flagship beer
New Dundee brewery, 71 Brewing, has launched its first-ever product, 71 Lager. Modelled on a Bohemian Pilsner, it uses Czech hops and British pilsener malt....
Taisteal replaces Field Grill House in Stockbridge
Following a full renovation, The Field Grill House in Stockbridge has now reopened as Taisteal, a new, independent venture from Michelin-trained chef Gordon Craig....
Dunnet Bay Distillery toasts Burns with special ‘Lassies Toast’ gin
Rock Rose gin producer Dunnet Bay Distillery has released special edition gin called Lassies Toast to celebrate Burns Night....
G1 Group ditches zero-hour contracts after staff protests
G1 Leisure Group, owned by Stefan King, is to abolish its zero-hour contracts after coming under pressure from workers' rights campaigners....
Sky Sports brings pubs third Old Firm match of the season
Publicans can show customers the third Ladbrokes Premiership clash of the season between Celtic and Rangers in March thanks to Sky Sports....
Scottish hospitality sector boosts number employed in tourism
Scotland’s bars, pubs, restaurants and hotels are fuelling a boom in the number people working in Scottish tourism, which has shot up by 11%....
Tales of the Cocktail unveils Edinburgh events
The Tales of the Cocktail tour is coming to Edinburgh for four days of seminars, tastings and networking events across the city from 1-4 April....
Over half of diners confused about leaving a tip
Over half of diners in the UK find tipping “confusing and awkward” and the majority of restaurants would welcome clear legislation, states a new survey. ...
Jamie Oliver to close Aberdeen restaurant
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is to close his Italian restaurant in Aberdeen, along with five others across the UK, due to the “tough market” post-Brexit....
Raise a dram and cash for St Andrew’s Hospice
The St. Andrew’s Hospice in Airdrie is holding a one-off whisky tasting event at The Western Club Restaurant in Glasgow to raise funds to restore the hospice....
Edinburgh bartender makes final of Patrón international cocktail competition
Mike McGinty, of The Voyage of Buck in Edinburgh is to compete in the grand final of the Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition in Mexico....
Sky Sports brings pubs live coverage of every single Grand Prix next season
Fans of Formula One will be heading to the pub to watch it as Sky Sports’ dedicated F1 channel will show every Formula 1 Grand Prix live next season, with ten...
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