2017 Scottish Bar and Pub Award Finalists – Part 2

Finalists for the following categories have now been confirmed. They are:- Bright Signals Social Media Award Buzzworks Life, Prestwick Driftwood, Glasgow Manorview Hotel & Leisure Group, Howwood Lisini Pub Co, Uddingston   Diageo Social Responsibility and Community Award The Clovenfords Hotel, Galashiels Lorimers, Bisho...

July Brand News: Gin

KOKORO GIN MOVES TO MANGROVE Kokoro Gin, a Japanese-inspired London Dry Gin, which launched in 2016, has agreed an exclusive UK distribution deal with Mangrove, the ...

July Brand News: Cocktails

FINNIESTON COMPANY TOASTS LAUNCH OF NEW WHISKY COCKTAILS A Glasgow-based drinks firm has announced the launch of a new range of unique Scotch whisky-blended cocktai...

Sue Says July 2017

Marketeers keep talking about how people want experiences these days. It’s not enough that the food is good, but the whole experience has to be memorable. Well tha...

The Fox & Willow

 The Fox & Willow is exactly the kind of place you’d like to open up on your doorstep. And for those living on Carrick Road, a short walk from the centre of A...

Design Focus: The Salvation of Leith

Based in premises that once upon a time barred Edinburgh citizens from entering, The Salvation of Leith is now an inviting proposition for everyone from craft beer lovers to history buffs, wherever they hail from. The Landmark Pub Company now has a portfolio of seven bars all over the Capital, but it’s perhaps never faced [&he...

July Brand News: Whisky

 NEW BRANDING TAKES SOUTHERN COMFORT BACK TO ITS ROOTS Southern Comfort has revamped packaging and new positioning, with it being marketed as “The Spirit of New O...

News Shorts – July 2017

Leonardo Hotels has opened its first establishment in Scotland after investing more than £6m in the refurbishment of a former Premier Inn site in Edinburgh. The Leo...

Martin Leonard takes over at Inver House as Stevenson leaves

Inver House Distillers has appointed Martin Leonard to the position of Managing Director  following the news that  Graham Stevenson has joined The Glenallachie Con...

Design Focus: Brodies

With so many new bars springing up across the country, it’s more important than ever to have fascinating design features that set you apart. Luckily for Brodies, t...

Moskito is put on the Market

One of Glasgow’s best loved late night bars, Moskito, has been put up for sale by owner Neil Connolly, who opened the bar in 2000. A favourite with bartenders, the bar has stood the test of time with its clientele coming from all walks of life. The location on the corner of Douglas Street and […]...

Design Focus: Rabble

AnEdinburgh institution for nearly 20 years, Rick’s was a cocktail bar par excellence with a long list of regulars and a very well-regarded restaurant and hotel to...

Charities Benefit from Buzzworks Holdings’ Pro-Social Bonus Scheme

Buzzworks Holdings has revealed the four venues that came out on top with regard to their quarterly pro-social bonus scheme. Elliots in Prestwick took top prize and ...

From Good to Great

It’s all change at Edinburgh based Montpelier’s. Susan Young caught up with David Johnston to find out all about the group’s plans for the way ahea...

Star Chef Arrives At Forest Hills

Elite chef James McCulloch Thomson is taking charge of the kitchen at the four-star Macdonald Forest Hills & Spa in Aberfoyle. Owned by Macdonald Hotels & Re...

2017 Award Finalists – Part I

The first raft of finalists for the Scottish Bar and Pub Awards 2017 have been revealed. Beginning with the BII Customer Service Award, the contenders are as follows: The Atlantic, Glasgow The Boudingait, Cupar The Corner House, Kilwinning Glen Lusset, Clydebank Casual Dining Award The Anchor, Broughty Ferry Eusebi, Glasgow The ...

Football Greats Assemble For Manorview Charity Match

A host of former Celtic and Rangers players will take part in a charity match in Hamilton this Sunday to raise funds for football coaching in Scotland’s most d...

Work With Us During Brexit Says Whisky Chief

Karen Betts, Chief Executive of the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA), has stressed that the Scottish and UK governments need to work with the whisky industry as the B...

Heverlee To Launch New Cans and Bottles at Edinburgh Micro Festival

Beer, food and electronic music will collide when Heverlee celebrate Belgian National Day with a three-day micro festival in Edinburgh later this month. The festivit...

Glen’s Platinum Sponsors Scottish Music Fests

Glen’s Platinum Vodka have partnered up with three UK music festivals – two of which take place in Scotland this August. The drinks brand will act as the...