Editors’ Picks

A Space Apart: Interview with SWG3’s Andrew Fleming-Brown and Meryl Gilbert

Thu 13th September 2018

ANDREW FLEMING-BROWN (AKA MUTLEY), 40, IS DIRECTOR OF GLASGOW’S SWG3. MERYL GILBERT, 32, IS PART OF THE SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM. JASON CADDY CAUGHT UP WITH THE TWO

Design Focus: Hawksmoor, Edinburgh

Tue 14th August 2018

I thought Hawksmoor sounded like the name of a mythical bird of prey until I Googled it and discovered that it’s actually the surname of acclaimed English Arch

Potty about Pop-Ups

Tue 14th August 2018

The world’s gone pop-up potty in the last few years – aka the (so-called) temporary bar. But to what extent are pop-ups a threat to permanent pubs? How easy is i

Design Focus: Bracken, Erskine

Tue 14th August 2018

Bracken is a fern that spreads pretty quickly in woods and on hills, and one quick swatch around the stowed out SKB Inns’ refurbished bar and restaurant of the

Design Focus: VESTA, Edinburgh

Mon 13th August 2018

David Hall brings his professional touch to new bar and restaurant, VESTA, on Edinburgh’s Queensferry Street, honed from years leading teams in the city’

Name of new Calton Hill restaurant revealed

Mon 13th August 2018

Dale Mailley, chef director of The Gardener’s Cottage, has revealed the name for his third Edinburgh restaurant will be The Lookout by Gardener’s Cottage. An ope

Brunswick Hotel set for refurbishment following ‘seven-figure’ sale

Wed 8th August 2018

Stephen Flannery and Michael Johnson (pictured) have sold Glasgow’s Brunswick Hotel to Alam Investments, former owners of The Clifton Hotel in Glasgow’s

INTERVIEW: ANNA CHRISTOPHERSON – A BREATH OF FRESH AIR

Wed 13th June 2018

Susan Young interviews Anna Christopherson of Boda Swedish Bars and Restaurant Group.

THE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF REMOVING THE BEER-TIE FOR THE SCOTTISH PUB TRADE – STUART ROSS – FORMER BELHAVEN BOSS

Thu 17th May 2018

What will removing the beer-tie mean to the Scottish trade - Stuart Ross, former Belhaven Chief gives his view in an open letter.

Design Focus: Malones Irish Bar Edinburgh

Wed 7th March 2018

There is nothing nicer than going to a pub in the middle of the day to find it buzzing and that was the case when I visited the new Malones Irish Bar on Edinburgh&#

DESIGN FOCUS: THE TREE HOUSE

Tue 23rd January 2018

The Tree House in Ayr re-opened at the end of last year after a £400,000 transformation by owners Buzzworks. The restaurant, which has been owned by Buzzworks for t

The Tipsy Cow, Airdrie

Tue 23rd January 2018

When business partners Frank Cogan and Martin Mackay of Bozz Co Inns Ltd embarked on their latest venture – The Tipsy Cow in Airdrie, Lanarkshire – they knew exa

DRAM’s New Year Gongs!

Tue 23rd January 2018

This month Susan Young presents her annual gongs to people who have made her sit up and take notice this year… find out who caught her eye!   THE ‘I ONL

Design Focus: Black Ivy

Tue 12th December 2017

Black Ivy, a stylish neighbourhood bar and hotel in Bruntsfield, Edinburgh, is already making its mark following an extensive refurbishment by owner Billy Lowe. The

Design Focus: White Horse Oyster & Seafood Bar

Tue 12th December 2017

When it comes to direction, Mark Fraser and Michael Spink of The Compass Group don’t seem to have any problem working out which way they are headed – and it’s