Alcohol Stats Receive Mixed Response

Scottish drinkers are learning lessons but are not there yet according to NHS Health Scotland’s latest report. Although it revealed the number of people exceeding weekly guidelines and the amount of alcohol-related deaths have both dropped over the year, the drops have been marginal. The report, published as part of the ME...

Greene by Name, Greene by Nature

Belhaven owners, Greene King, is aiming to send zero waste to landfill by 2020. This ambitious target follows a partnership last year with waste management company S...

Star Pubs & Bars Invest in Dundee

Heineken’s Star Pubs & Bars has earmarked £500K to invest in Dundee’s Mercantile Pub as well as The Gunners Bar in Broughty Ferry. The company is now lookin...

Round up – June 2017

Round up DRAM June The Scottish Licensed Trade Benevolent Society, The BEN, raising £4,500 at its ‘Fashion and Fizz’ event held last month at Oran Mor. Hosted b...

Dembele Officially Opens Harry’s Bar

Celtic legend Harry Hoods family business, The Lisini Pub Co, have opened a new Uddingston bar and named it after Harry as a surprise. The bar is part of their Angel...

£250K Refurb for the Long House in Kilmarnock

 The Long House in Kilmarnock, owned by Buzzworks Holdings, has just revealed the results of a £250K revamp. During the refurbishment the bar and restaurant didn’t close, with work taking place during non-trading hours. The new décor includes a bespoke lighting feature and natural finishes, while its function suite has been...

Blueberry & Lime Lands in the On-trade

Kopparberg has expanded its fruit cider family with the arrival of Blueberry & Lime. It is the latest introduction to the signature range and is currently being ...

Licensed Trade News – June 2017

 John Bryden Perth licensee John Bryden and daughter Georgia were thrilled to meet Jools Holland after sponsoring his Perth Concert Hall show. The Loft club backed...

Double Gold for the Glasgow Distillery at the World Spirit Awards

Glasgow Distillery is the first gin and single malt distillery since 1902 received two golds at The World Spirit Awards. It received a double gold medal for its Inde...

Douglas Laing see Profits Increase

Family owned Scotch Whisky specialist Douglas Laing has revealed that profits increased 17% to £1.6m in 2016. Double digit growth three years on the trot has fuelle...

Design Focus: Taphouse Bar & Kitchen

Stroll down Argyle Street into the heart of Finnieston nowadays and you’re met with an almost bewildering choice of venues. From the trendy to the traditional, the extravagant to the minimalist, the food-focused to the alcohol-oriented. The Holy Grail for the area’s proprietors is surely to combine as many of these attribute...

Profits fall for Tennent’s Owner C&C

Tennent’s owners C&C Group, in their results to the 28th February 2017, have revealed that net revenues decreased 6.9% to €559.5m, mainly due to declines in ...

Design Focus: Ardnamurchan

A new Scottish restaurant Ardnamurchan has opened opposite the Theatre Royal at the northern end of Hope Street in Glasgow. Its predecessor Trader Joe’s failed to...

Sue Says – June 2017

There’s definitely sea change happening when it comes to people moving on… Ken, Kenny, Kenneth McGown of Star Pubs & Bars, after 22 years with Heineken i...

Magners Campaign to Seize the Summer

Cider brand Magners is drawing our attention to the fact that summer will be two days shorter this year! The brand, as a result, is campaigning for consumers to ‘S...

Design Focus: Cocktails & Steaks

Ferocious, cleaver-wielding gang boss Bill “The Butcher” Cutting, played by Daniel Day-Lewis in Hollywood blockbuster Gangs of New York, might seem an unusual inspiration for a new bar restaurant in Scotland – unless you’re the brains behind Cocktails and Steaks. The quirky boutique steakhouse is bringing a taste of ...

Glenmorangie Reintroduces Native Oysters to the Dornoch Firth

A ground-breaking environmental project pioneered by Glenmorangie has seen Native European oysters reintroduced to coastal waters around its Highland home after a c...

Summer Drinks

Have a wee read of some fun facts about summer and some recommendations for summer drinks. The phrase “dog days of summer”, often used to describe sweltering hot...

Design Focus: Maggie Mays

Glasgow rock n’ roll institution Maggie Mays has turned up the volume with a £400k makeover commissioned by Oli Norman and Stephen White, who bought over the popu...

Greene King raises £3m for Macmillan Cancer Support

Greene King pubs throughout the UK have helped raise £3 million for its charity partner, Macmillan Cancer Support over the past five years.  http://www.greenekin...