July 26th, 2011

The venue is usually exclusively for the legal fraternity although it is hired out for private events. Donald Findlay QC told Scotland on Sunday,  “I’m utterly appalled and scandalised at the suggestion. This is the slippery slope we’re on now. The next thing they will be doing is carry-out pizzas and selling hamburgers.”

Fraiser Liqueur from ‘The Whisky Man’

Sat 30th May 2015

Fraiser is a new unique liqueur made from a blend of Scotch whisky and wild Scottish strawberries. It’s the creation of Master Blender Joh... Read more.

New Slug & Lettuce open East and West

Fri 29th May 2015

Two new Slug & Lettuce outlets have opened in Glasgow and Edinburgh. The Edinburgh venue is on George Street beside Charlotte Square, no... Read more.

Auchrannie Resort

Fri 29th May 2015

Guests to the Auchrannie Resort on Arran can now reside in one of 20 new luxury rooms which opened to the public at the beginning of May. Th... Read more.

Greene King receive provisional thumbs up for £725m takeover

Thu 28th May 2015

Pub operator Greene King has received a provisional thumbs up for its £725m takeover of the Spirit Pub Company. The Competition and Markets... Read more.

Molson Coors announces Edinburgh Film Festival Partnership

Thu 28th May 2015

 Molson Coors has announced that Coors Light will be this years Edinburgh Film Festival’s Official Beer Partner. Visitors to this yea... Read more.

DRAM’s Top 6

Tue 26th May 2015

Here is DRAM’s pick of the top 6 stories from the drinks industry over the last few days. Click on the links to read more. 1. Scotch Whisk... Read more.

Scottish Government to investigate tied pubs

Thu 21st May 2015

A number of Scottish organisations and brewers have formed a coalition to fight against tied pubs and pubcos and the matter was discussed in... Read more.

Rise in number of tourists to Scotland

Thu 21st May 2015

Scotland’s tourism is booming according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics. In 2014, 15 million overseas and do... Read more.

Greene King announce 300 Scottish Apprentices

Tue 19th May 2015

Scottish Apprentice Week (18th-22nd May) has kicked off and Greene King have announced that they will be working with national apprenticeshi... Read more.

DRAM’s Top 6

Tue 19th May 2015

Here’s DRAM’s pick of the top 6 stories from the drinks industry over the last few days. Click on the links to read more. 1. Fos... Read more.

Scottish Parliament to discuss tied pubs

Tue 19th May 2015

The Pub Advisory Service (PAS), one of the U.K.’s most prominent voices against the failings of pubcos, has joined a coalition of Scot... Read more.

Curtains close on The Arches nightclub

Fri 15th May 2015

The controversial Arches nightclub in Glasgow has lost its late night licence and will no longer operate as a nightclub. The decision was an... Read more.

SABMiller buys Meantime Brewing

Fri 15th May 2015

Meantime Brewing Company, the Greenwich-based modern craft beer company, has been acquired by SABMiller. It becomes the first home-grown Br... Read more.

Maison Bleue, Edinburgh

Wed 13th May 2015

Over eighteen years ago, Dean Gassabi invited his former colleague, Pierre Victoire of the French restaurant chain of the same name, and his... Read more.

Greene King plan to jump through CMA hoop to close Spirit deal

Tue 12th May 2015

Greene King’s £725m purchase of Spirit Pub Company is on course for an end of June completion, despite a decision by the Competition ... Read more.

Appleton Rums Revamped

Tue 12th May 2015

Jamaican rum, Appleton has had a makeover with new bottle designs and new names for the expressions. The new look is in a move to convey the... Read more.

Pimms NO.6 Vodka Cup Returns!

Mon 11th May 2015

Diageo have announced the return of The Pimm’s Cup which was originally released in 1964. According to Diageo, customers have been crying ... Read more.

Buffalo Trace look for a twist

Sun 10th May 2015

Drinks company Hi Spirits believe British bartenders could teach the Americans a thing or two. A new cocktail competition has been launched ... Read more.

Sugar Dumplin Launch

Sat 9th May 2015

DRAM attended the launch of Sugar Dumplin in Princes Square in Glasgow at the end of April. The Caribbean themed bar and restaurant, which h... Read more.

The Waterside Hotel and Si! Shack

Fri 8th May 2015

By Susan Young When I first visited SimpsInns Waterside Bar and Restaurant a few years ago I loved its Cape Cod-style beach feel and the fac... Read more.