Dundee’s V&A helps boost visitor numbers to other attractions

Dundee’s V&A has helped boost visitor numbers at nearby attractions by up to 40%, says new research. In its first three months 341,265 people visited the £80 million museum, which opened in September 2018, with tourists also taking the opportunity to check out what else the city had to offer. Visitor numbers in 2018 at [&...

Scottish economic growth to remain ahead of the UK average in 2019

Scotland’s economic growth will slow this year but remain ahead of the UK average according to UK Economic Outlook report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). It s...

YO! Sushi to consolidate restaurant estate

YO! Sushi has placed six UK sites on the market, including two in Scotland, as it looks to consolidate its restaurant estate.  The group has appointed property ad...

Greene King celebrates Flanders Fields fundraiser

 Greene King has launched a special edition beer, Flanders Fields, brewed to mark the centennial anniversary of the end of the First World War, has raised £32,961 ...

The Highland Whisky Festival 2019

Eight Highland Distilleries are introducing a brand-new Whisky Festival to celebrate the established Highland Whisky Trail. The Highland Whisky Festival will ta...

PPL’s new SFE tariff to ‘cost sector £49m’

Trade bodies have warned that music licensing company PPL’s new specially featured entertainment (SFE) tariff, which comes into effect on 1 July, could be the final straw for music venues. The new tariff follows a three-month consultation and will include changes such as the fee increasing in direct proportion to the size of t...

Ivy Collection appoints new CFO

The Ivy Collection, which will open its second Scottish restaurant in Glasgow on Buchanan Street in June after opening The Ivy on the Square in Edinburgh, has app...

Bruce Taverns plan expansion and launch £20 million fundraiser

Bruce Taverns is to raise £20 million to fund a growth programme through acquisitions. The Edinburgh-based pub company, which owns 19 pubs aroun...

NEW DIRECTOR OF STRATEGY AND COMMUNICATIONS FOR SWA

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has confirmed the internal promotion of Graeme Littlejohn to the position of Director of Strategy and Communications. Littlejohn ...

Johnnie Walker to build ‘best bar in the world’ in Edinburgh

 Johnnie Walker has promised to create the “best bar in the world” in the “best brand attraction in the world” overlooking Edinburgh Castle –...

Borthwick Castle’s Kieran Rose is Scotland’s Tourism and Hospitality Hero

Kieran Rose, Front of House Manager at Borthwick Castle, in Midlothian, has been namedScotland’s Tourism and Hospitality Hero at the 2018/2019 Scottish Thistle Awards. Kieran was presented with the award at a ceremony last week at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), fending off competition from four other fi...

Orry Shand named Chef of the Year at ScotHot

Orry Shand, of Entier, won Scottish Chef of the Year at this year’s ScotHot at Glasgow’s SECC, sponsored by Brakes Scotland. The final eight&nb...

Average spend on late-night out increases 15.5% to almost £70

The average spend on a late-night out has increased 15.5% to £68.68, according to the latest Deltic Night Index, compared with £59.49 for the same period last year...

Scottish chefs set out vision to reform hospitality industry 

More than 60 chefs and cooks from across Scotland have pledged their support to a new culinary manifesto, which aims to reform Scotland’s hospitality industry from...

SCALA boss welcomes Brexit delay

Theresa May will make a third attempt to get her EU withdrawal deal through Parliament in the next week after MPS voted to reject a no-deal Brexit under any circumst...

Historic Auchtermuchty pub on the market

The Forest Inn in Auchtermuchty is now on the market with offers invited for the three-storey property. Christie’s and Co in Edinburgh is handling the sale. The 16th century village pub is close to some of the best golfing destinations in Scotland, including St Andrews and Gleneagles. It is run by a husband and wife […]...

Hotfoot it to ScotHot

Which licensee worth his or her salt isn’t looking for an opportunity to meet with suppliers, network with others to share ideas and inspiration, and learn abo...

BUZZWORKS RETAINS ITS PLACE ALONGSIDE THE BEST IN UK 

Buzzworks Holdings has been named in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for in the UK for the fourth consecutive year. It recognises Buzzworks as not only o...

Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival returns for 2019 with foodie focus

Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival returns to the city this May, from Friday 24 – Saturday 25 May, with a special foodie focus. It’s all happening at The Bis...

SCOTTISH LICENSEES RECOGNISED AT STAR AWARDS

The achievements of top Scottish licensees were celebrated at Star Pubs & Bars’ annual Star Awards. The awards were the biggest ever held by the company reflec...