Edinburgh Cocktail Week Underway

This week - 15th to 21st October - is Edinburgh Cocktail Week. ...

Scotts

Apparently, walking over cobbles activates pressure points on the base of the foot that promotes good health. I’ve no clue whether or not this takes in the eyes, b...

GOODBYE SPIERS, HELLO INVERLEITH

The former Spiers Bar on Edinburgh’s Bowhill Terrace has re-opened as The Inverleith. Owners, The Landmark Pub Company, have done away with the old black exterior ...

DIRMAUSKAS TAKES OVER THE REINS

Audrius Dirmauskas, Head Chef at Guys Restaurant in Candleriggs, Glasgow has taken over the lease of the restaurant and renamed the diner The Locarno Dining Room, af...

5 tips for employers to support their staff’s mental health

As World Mental Health Day is celebrated globally today, this presents a great opportunity for employers to look inwards and assess whether they have the right suppo...

Nivens by Cafe Source

They say third time’s a charm. Glasgow’s Cafe Source number three, Nivens by Cafe Source, on Nithsdale Road, happens to ooze plenty of the stuff, which is in no small part due to a subtle design that’s wholly sympathetic to the building’s history. ...

Licensee Interview: Rock ‘n’ Rollo

Dundee’s hit the headlines lately because of the buzz around the new V&A and so has licensee John Rollo who, together with wife Karen, has just acquired eight pubs...

Award success for The Three Chimneys

The Three Chimneys and The House Over-By, on the Isle of Skye, has been crowned one of the best ‘Restaurants-with-Rooms’ in the country at the Good Hotel Guide E...

Wester Spirit Co. to open Glasgow’s first rum distillery in over 300 years

Wester Spirit Co. is set to open a new rum distillery in Glasgow’s Partick in November – the first for the city in over 300 years, say the company. It ha...

SCOTTISH CHEF CROWNED ONE OF THE BEST IN THE UK

Derek Johnstone, Head Chef at Borthwick Castle, near Edinburgh, was the only chef from Scotland to be placed at the the Craft Guild of Chef’s ‘National Chef of t...

Gordon & MacPhail see rise in profits

Gordon & MacPhail has announced a 26 per cent rise to £5.1 million in profits in the year to end February....

HENDRICK’S UNVEILS GIN PALACE IN SCOTLAND

Wm Grant & Sons, the company behind Hendrick's Gin has invested £13m in a new distillery for the brand and the creation of The Hendrick's Gin Palace at Girvan in Ay...

Campbell’s Brewery Enlarges Portfolio with Shaygër

The introduction of a new craft lager, Shaygër, has led to a record-breaking summer for independent Borders brewery, Campbell’s Brewery, with sales rocketing by 5...

£5m investment for Tony Macaroni brand

Sep Marini, owner of the Tony Macaroni brand, has unveiled plans to invest £5 million in expanding the brand in the next 12 months. He’s also revealed he has ...

Two Bib Gourmands for Scotland but no new Michelin stars in 2019 guide

Scotland has scored two Bib Gourmands in this year’s guide, Monadh Kitchen in Glasgow and Sugar Boat in Helensburgh (pictured), but there were no new Michelin star...

Lower drink-drive limit has had ‘little effect’ on road safety

Scotland’s drink-drive limit has had little impact on deaths and accidents since the legal alcohol limit for driving was reduced from 80mg to 50mg in every 100ml of blood in 2014, according Research by Strathclyde University’s Department of Economics. The study found that the lower limit for blood alcohol content (BA...

DRINKS EXPORTS THREATENED AS SCOTS’ COMPANIES FAIL TO ADOPT AEO STATUS, WARNS CUSTOMS EXPERT

A widespread lack of AEO accreditation (Authorised Economic Operator) across Scotland’s brewing and distilling sector could result in a dramatic reduction in expor...

Government to enact legislation to ensure all tips are passed on

Theresa May has pledged to stop restaurants deducting money from tips given by customers to waiters and bar staff. The move,  which will require legislation, follo...

Currency moves to knock £175m off Diageo sales

Diageo, makers of Guinness and Smirnoff, has forecast a much bigger than previously expected hit from foreign exchange movements this year after a period of volatili...

Club Soda brings Scotland’s first alcohol-free drinks festival to Glasgow

Club Soda, the mindful drinking movement, is bringing its Mindful Drinking Festival to Scotland for the first time. The Mindful Drinking Festival, on 13th October, a...