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Greene King and Coca-Cola reward designated drivers

Top UK pub operator Greene King has joined forces with Coca-Cola to treat the UK’s designated drink drivers with a free soft drink over the festive period. More than 1,000 Greene King pubs across the UK are taking part in the annual Christmas anti-drink drive campaign. All drivers who order a main meal in pubs […]...

Innis & Gunn’s Beer Kitchen opens in St Andrews

Scottish independent brewer, Innis & Gunn, has rolled out its Beer Kitchen concept to 80 North Street in St Andrews, replacing The Glass House restaurant. The c...

Accolades for Star Pubs & Bars Scottish licensees

Star Pubs & Bars has given accolades to its top Scottish licensees at the 2016 Star Awards. In Scotland and the North, Iain Pert and Gordon Hooley of PG Taverns ...

Busby Hotel wins Wedding Venue of the year

The Busby Hotel in Clarkston has been awarded the title of Wedding Venue of the Year for 2016 ...

Glenuig Inn named Micro Business of 2016

Glenuig Inn, which DRAM featured earlier in the year, has been named Micro Business of 2016 for the second time at the recent Vision in Business for the Environment ...

Stonegate acquires Walkabout operator Intertain

Stonegate Pub Company has reached an agreement with Better Capital to acquire Intertain, which operates 30 UK sites primarily under the Walkabout brand. Stonegate is one of the UK’s largest managed pub companies, with 662 sites nationwide. The new acquisition brings that total to 692 operating venues, including 25 Walkabout ve...

Glasgow to get second slice of Paesano

Paul Stevenson is rolling out his popular independent pizza joint Paesano Pizza to Glasgow’s West End with the new site scheduled to open in March 2017 at the form...

Scots duo launch wild elderberry whisky elixir

Rupert Waites and Thomas Chisholm, the duo behind Edinburgh pop-up dining experience, The Buck and Birch, have launched Aelder, a whisky elixir made from wild forage...

GGHA welcomes new leadership

A number of top Glasgow hoteliers have stepped into leadership roles with the Great Glasgow Hoteliers Association (GGHA), an independent body that represents hotel ...

Carlsberg Export returns to Danish roots in £15m relaunch

Carlsberg is to revitalize its Export brand with a redesign inspired by its Danish heritage and a £15m marketing campaign targeted at millennial drinkers. The new d...

Ad Hoc Opens in Glasgow Before Ardnamurchan Moves In

Julie and Neil Douglas who own Glasgow restaurants Ad Lib and Antipasti have announced a new venture called Ardnamurchan, which is set to open in the former Trader Joes at 325 Hope Street early next year. The new Scottish restaurant and bar will serve food sourced from across the country. The Douglas’ say it will […]...

Fierce growth for Aberdeen microbrewery

Fierce Beer, a Scottish microbrewery based in Aberdeen, has announced plans to massively increase its production run after a hugely successful first seven months. It...

Santa Paws is coming to The Mercat

The Mercat Bar and Grill in Whitecraig, East Lothian, is planning a Christmas-themed breakfast for dog owners and their pets to raise money for the Edinburgh Dog and...

GlenWyvis community distillery unveil ‘Edinburgh Collection’ of gins

GlenWyvis, Scotland’s first community-owned distillery, has released a collection of four limited edition gins inspired by Edinburgh . The ‘Edinburgh Collect...

Rock Rose Gin launches new Winter edition

Dunnet Bay Distillery have unveiled the first Winter Edition of Rock Rose Gin which bottles Christmas literally as it uses the tips from Spruce trees – a commo...

Second Hotel Indigo opens in Edinburgh

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has opened its second boutique Hotel Indigo in Edinburgh on 20 Princes Street. The design of Hotel Indigo Edinburgh Princes Street reflects Edinburgh’s culture and history with paintings of famous authors, poets and artists and Harris Tweed soft furnishings in each of its 64 rooms. It wi...

Brains behind Bramble launch SeaWolf Scottish rum

Bramble bosses Mike Aikman and Jason Scott have teamed up with Gavin Ferguson, co-founder of Scottish independent wine merchants Vino Wines, to create Seawolf –...

Arbikie release limited edition strawberry vodka

Arbikie Highland Estate has launched a new limited edition strawberry vodka for the festive period, which packs a punch at 50% abv. In a departure from their potato ...

Usain Bolt named ‘CEO’ of Maison Mumm

Gold medal Olympian athlete Usain Bolt has been named ‘CEO’ of Champagne house Maison Mumm – taking on the role of Chief Entertainment Officer. Having ...

Aparthotels Adagio moves into Edinburgh

The first new-look Aparthotels from global operator, Aparthotels Adagio, will open on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile on 19th December. Aparthotels Adagio Edinburgh Roy...