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New Tennent’s lager fount speaks volumes in on-trade

One thousand customisable founts by Tennent’s Lager have been rolled out across the Scottish on-trade, as the Tam O’Shanter Inn, Ayr became the latest venue increase its lager sales with the popular product....

Rates: Stay of execution but no room for complacency

The trade has gone from staring down the barrel of a potentially crippling hike in business rates to a temporary stay of execution, but there is no room for complace...

Business rates cap announced

Scotland's finance secretary has bowed to concerns over rapidly rising business rates by capping increases for 8,500 firms in the hospitality sector....

Annand appointed Sales Director at Inverarity Morton

Steve Annand has been appointed as the new Sales Director at Inverarity Morton (IM). Annand will succeed Donald Campbell who revealed he was stepping down at the end...

Heineken’s Punch takeover under watchdog investigation

Heineken’s bid to take over Punch Taverns is being probed by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to decide if the move will be bad for customers....

Kirkjuvagr gin makers Orkney Distilling to expand

Kirkjuvagr gin makers Orkney Distilling Ltd have announced plans for a new artisan distillery and visitor centre in Kirkwall – the largest town on Orkney - which will see the company expand its workforce and product line....

Heineken toasts 9.9% rise in annual earnings

Heineken has reported a 9.9% rise in annual earnings and underlying operating profit of 3.54bn euros (£3bn) last year, up from 3.38bn euros (£2.9bn) and said it so...

Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery opens in Glasgow and Cumbernauld

Two new Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery restaurants have opened in Cumbernauld and Glasgow replacing the former Crown Carvery chain....

Tennent’s Training Academy recognised for fostering youth employment

The Tennent’s Training Academy has been awarded the Investors in Young People Gold accreditation for its work with youth employment in the hospitality industry....

Heineken assures Punch tenants after takeover bid backed

Heineken has assured Punch tenants they will not be forced to buy only Heineken products after Punch shareholders backed the Heineken/Patron takeover bid. ...

Boozy Cow Dundee location announced

The Speratus Group has announced the location of its new Boozy Cow restaurant in Dundee....

BrewDog to offer staff paw-ternity leave

BrewDog is to offer its staff ‘paw-ternity’ leave, giving them an extra week off work to look after a new puppy or rescue dog....

Greene King craft academy to attract younger drinkers

Greene King is hiring apprentices for its new Craft Academy which will teach young people industry-specific skills in brewing, design, marketing and sales....

Scotch whisky trade bodies toast new partnership

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) and the Scottish Craft Distillers Association (SCDA) have officially teamed up to support the Scotch Whisky industry and help sma...

Dundee pub chain goes into administration

Dundee pub and restaurant companies Park Properties (Dundee) Limited and Park Investments (Dundee) Limited, owned by former Dundee FC owner Jimmy Marr, have gone int...

Millennials spending more on drinking and eating out

Spending on the UK leisure sector, including eating and drinking out in bars, cafes and restaurants, was driven by 18 to 34-year-olds in the last quarter of 2016, recent figures show. ...

New floating restaurant planned for Glasgow

Plans for a new floating restaurant to be moored beside the Finnieston Crane on the River Clyde in Glasgow have been lodged by Clydeside Restaurants Ltd....

Distiller sought for remote Raasay

R&B Distillers is on the hunt for a distiller to join one of Scotland's newest and most remote distilleries on Raasay, an island on the West Coast near Skye....

Makeover for McGinty’s in Aberdeen

McGinty's Meal An' Ale, known as McGinty's, on Union Street in Aberdeen, has reopened after a new year transformation ahead of its eight year ann...

Scotland’s on-trade show support for BEN

Generous members of the Scottish licensed trade raised £100,000 for the Benevolent Society (BEN), during its 42nd annual BEN Dinner....