Gold Medal Student Lands job at Cali Bruich

A Gold medal winning City of Glasgow College student is celebrating after landing a job as a pastry chef at the city's Cali Bruich restaurant.  Ance Kristone, 21, originally from Latvia, recently took home a gold medal from the UK largest skills competition, WorldSkillsUK Live, as part of the team from Scotland’s Super Colleg...

Raasay Distillery unveils Barrel Christmas Tree

The team at the Isle of Raasay Distillery on the beautiful Inner Hebridean island are an enterprising bunch, so when the festive season approached and they didn't ha...

The Three Chimneys’ Scott Davies returns to the MasterChef kitchen

A head chef from one of Scotland’s leading restaurants is making a return to the MasterChef kitchen this festive season....

Scottish budget: Rates increase capped at 2.1 %

Scottish Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has announced in his Scottish budget that the non-domestic poundage rates paid by licensees will see a below-inflation increa...

WORLD’S BIGGEST BARTENDING COMPETITION REVEALS GLASGOW AS LOCATION FOR 2019 GLOBAL FINALS

The very brightest and best of the drinks community will next September descend on Glasgow to see the Diageo Reserve World Class Bartender of the Year crowned. ...

It’s time to rattle your local MSP about rates

Life sucks. But that doesn’t mean that you need to suck it up when you’re getting a raw deal? Like the amount licensees are paying in rates. If you’re sick to the back teeth of paying through the nose, click here to find out who your local MSP is, and here for a letter that you […]...

TURNING UP THE HEAT IN THE KITCHIN

Michelin-starred chef Tom Kitchin, wife Michaela and business partner Dominic Jack of Castle Terrace are now the proud owners of a brand new Edinburgh Bruntsfield Pl...

Greene King profits up

Belhaven owners Greene King has reported £1,051 million in revenues in the last six months, up 1.9% on the previous half, after a strong sales performance from its ...

ENERGY COMPANIES ‘HOLD MILLIONS’ IN UK HOSPITALITY BUSINESS’ CASH

Energy companies are holding more than £24 million belonging to Britain’s hospitality businesses. That’s according to an independent study commissioned this yea...

Scottish government plans to ban alcohol advertising before 9pm

The  Scottish government plans to curb alcohol abuse by banning drink adverts on TV before the 9pm watershed, while drinks manufacturers will also be urged to inclu...

BUZZWORKS WHET CHILDREN’S APPETITE FOR GOOD FOOD AND HOSPITALITY

One of Scotland’s leading hospitality groups, Buzzworks Holdings, welcomed school children from Glenburn Primary this week, to its Bakehouse in Prestwick....

Restaurants could face curb on portion size and calorie count

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has launched a consultation on limiting portion sizes, maximum calorie limits and calorie labelling. They are among measures set to be ...

Brora Distillery set to re-open after 35 years

Brora distillery, which last operated in 1983, is set to reopen and back in production by 2020.  The copper pot stills have been transported 200 miles to Diageo Ab...

Edinburgh and Glasgow rank highly in average expenditure on a night out findings

According to the study by money website thinkmoney, Brit spends £44.88 on each night out, with Edinburgh (£50.40) and Glasgow (£49.23) coming third and fourth i...

Targeted help needed to tackle the heaviest drinkers in the UK says alcohol watchdog

Analysis of drinking habits across England and Scotland ( it's Alcohol Awareness Week 19th November 2018)  shows that the majority of people are drinking either at...

Flat sales in managed pubs and restaurants

Britain's managed pub and restaurant groups saw their collective like-for-like sales grow just 0.2 per cent in October with pubs and bars doing better than casual dining chains....

Islay’s Caol Ila Distillery submits plans to upgrade visit centre

Plans to transform the visitor experience at Caol Ila Distillery on Islay have been submitted to Argyll & Bute Council....

Michelin star chef Felice Sgarra to cook at Glasgow restaurant for ‘World Week of Italian Cuisine’

Michelin star chef, Felice Sgarra, will be resident at Eusebi Deli on Glasgow's Park Road on Wednesday 21st November as part of ‘World Week of Italian Cuisine’...

Scots distillery is first UK company to bag gold at Absinthe Festival in France

Loch Ness Spirits came home with the gold medal at the Absinthiades Festival in Pontarlier for its Absinthe Blanche. The Absinthe is distilled using homegrown botani...

PRIZE HAUL FOR ORKNEY BREWERY AT SIBA INDEPENDENT BEER AWARDS

The Orkney Brewery has taken home no less than six prizes, including three golds, from the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) Scotland Independent Beer Awards, th...

Greene King’s Rooney Anand to step down as chief executive

Rooney Anand has advised the Greene King Board - parent company of Belhaven - that he'll step down from the role of chief executive at the end of the current financial year ending 30 April 2019....