2017 Award Winners In Full

DRAM Lifetime Achievement Linda Johnston – Auchrannie Hotel & Resort BII Customer Service Award Atlantic Bar & Brasserie, Glasgow Bright Signals Social Media Award Highly Commended: Driftwood, Glasgow Winner: Manorview Hotels & Leisure Group, Howwood Critics’ Choice Casual Dining Award The Swan In, Eagles...

Glasgow Pips Edinburgh for Most Gongs at Scottish Bar and Pub Awards

Scotland’s licensed trade celebrated in style at the Scottish Bar and Pub Awards on August 15th after the crème de la crème of the industry picked up industr...

Dug ‘n’ Duck for Millerston

The Dug ‘n’ Duck, a new venture between Punch and local couple Ian and Irene Knotts, has taken the place of The New Inn in Millerston, north Glasgow. The...

Buzzworks Recruitment Drive Tonight!

Buzzworks Holdings is holding a special event in Kilmarnock this evening aimed at recruiting 40 new members of staff. One of Scotland’s fastest growing indepen...

August Round Up

There was street art, street food and quality rum aplenty at Flor de Cana’s recent Rum Frontiers event, where bartender Ryan Rhodes, of Dusk in Aberdeen, scooped t...

Revamp for Hutchesons

Rusk & Rusk have revamped and reopened their Merchant City venue Hutchesons and introduced Hutchesons The City Grill. First opened in 2014, Hutchesons was renowned for its quality Scottish steak and seafood and the opulent interiors of the Grade A-listed building on Glasgow’s Ingram Street. The refresh has seen the interio...

£15m Spend on Queensferry Hotel

The Shore Grill & Fish House has been unveiled as part of a £15 million investment at The Queensferry Hotel. The Shore, an open-plan bar and restaurant offers c...

Sue Says: August 2017

Sue Says: Our editor Susan Young has her say on the industry this month. This time of year it is all about the awards … and over the course of the last few weeks I...

August News Shorts

Have a wee read of our news shorts from August! No Hyding on George Street Hyde & Son Coffee Bar and Lounge has opened up within Eden Locke aparthotel in Edinbur...

Stats Show Continued Innis & Gunn Growth

New figures released by Innis & Gunn reveal that the independent craft brewer increased its group turnover from £11.8m to £14.3m last year, a 22% leap. It̵...

August Brand News: Gin

Pickering’s Gin & Edinburgh Festival Fringe launch exclusive bottling Pickering’s Gin has launched an exclusive bottling with Edinburgh Festival Fringe, marking the 70th anniversary of its original Bombay gin recipe and the birth of the fringe festival concept 70 years ago in Edinburgh. Seventy years ago the distiller sc...

Design Focus: The Coach House

The Coach House: 31 Main Street, Bridge of Weir The Coach House, a sophisticated bar/restaurant in Bridge of Weir, is Buzzworks Holdings’ tenth and latest venture,...

August Brand News: Whisky

Douglas McGibbon Rebrand Douglas McGibbon & Co has rebranded its Clan Denny Single Malt and Single Grain Scotch Whisky range. The new-look packaging for Clan Den...

Brand News: Market Report

WM Grant Publish Annual Report Wm Grant & Sons published their 2017 Annual Report last month and revealed it to members of the trade at a special event at the Bl...

Raasay Distillery Coming Next Month

A brand-new distillery will open on Raasay next month, and it’s expected to employ 10% of the Hebridean island’s population! Isle of Raasay Distillery wi...

Leith Wine Cafe To Launch Next Week

Leith’s first wine cafe is set to open at The Shore next Tuesday. Already a hub for numerous popular restaurants and bars, the trendy area next to the Waters of Leith will soon be home to Toast, owned by Zak Hanif and staffed by skilled operators such as head chef Lizzie Arber and sommelier Seli […]...

Design Focus: The Brae

The Brae: 26 Townfoot, Dreghorn, Irvine KA11 4EG Take a quaint Ayrshire village with a shortage of eating out options, a boarded up pub with bags of of potential an...

Brand News: Beer

Heverlee Debuts Packaged Product If you were in Edinburgh over the weekend of the 21st July you may have seen the transformation by Heverlee of the disused New Waver...

The Greatest Job Interview In The World?

Grant’s Whisky are sending three candidates on a world tour as part of the interview process for their Global Brand Ambassador vacancy. The trio will jet off t...

Design Focus: Monty’s

Monty’s: 9 Radnor Street, Glasgow G3 7UA Interconnecting Sauchiehall Street and Argyle Street in Glasgow’s West End, the somewhat less famous Radnor Street c...