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Whitbread announces £500m share buyback programme

Thu 17th January 2019

Whitbread investors are to share in the Coca-Cola deal with a £500 million share buyback programme after the sale of Costa for £3.9 billion was completed on 3 Janu

Quiet Man Taverns appoint first executive head chef

Wed 16th January 2019

An Edinburgh-based pub group has appointed the award-winning William Thomson as its first group executive head chef.

Tue 15th January 2019

Belhaven owner Greene King has appointed Nick Mackenzie as its new chief executive. Mackenzie will join the company on 1 May, succeeding Rooney Anand, who announced

Oran Mor unveils Tam O’Shanter paintings

Tue 15th January 2019

Glasgow’s Oran Mor has unveiled 10 new paintings by Scottish artist Nichol Wheatley depicting the most memorable scenes from Tam O’Shanter by Robert Burn

Highland Pubs buck UK-wide closure trend

Tue 8th January 2019

Here's a reason for licensees to be cheerful in what might be an otherwise challenging month, well those in the far north of Scotland at any rate, because pubs in th

Two hospitality-related MBEs for Scots in 2019 New Year Honours

Tue 8th January 2019

More than 100 Scots have been included on the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2019, including two MBEs for hospitality-related services. Judith Irene Fish, the o

Highland family go from field to fork

Tue 8th January 2019

The Coach House Bar and Restaurant in Dornoch has been acquired by husband and wife team Tommy and Audrey Mackay in a reported six-figure deal, in partnership with t

HATS OFF TO HI-HAT TRIO

Tue 8th January 2019

Business partners Les Ross, Lewis Boddy and Mark Klose have opened a new late-night venue in Dumfries called The Hi-Hat, in the upper floor of the Queen of the South

Fife Arms Hotel gets it down to a fine art

Tue 8th January 2019

The 46-bedroom Fife Arms Hotel in Braemar is now officially open, and leading the team is General Manager, Federica Bertolini, who joined from the Hotel Tresanton in

Greene King reports like-for-likes up 10.9% over Christmas fortnight

Tue 8th January 2019

Belhaven owner Greene King has reported like-for-like sales over the two weeks to Christmas were up 10.9%. After 36 weeks of its financial year, Pub Company like-for

Sales of Buckfast hit record high

Mon 7th January 2019

Sales of Buckfast have hit a record high with further growth expected this year following the introduction of minimum pricing in Scotland.

AB InBev makes changes to UK and Ireland senior management team

Mon 7th January 2019

Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has reshuffled its UK and Ireland senior management team as part of organisational changes designed to capture future growth for the

TURNBERRY CHEF SCOOPS SILVER GONG AT CULINARY WORLD CUP

Mon 7th January 2019

A team of top Scottish chefs including Trump Turnberry’s pastry chef, Andrew MacKay (pictured), has served up a winning menu at the Villeroy & Boch Culinary Wo

Belhaven Brewery turns 300!

Fri 4th January 2019

Belhaven Brewery, Scotland’s oldest working brewery, now owned by Greene King,  is turning 300 years old in 2019 and is marking its tricentenary birthday with a y

50th Year anniversary for the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET)

Fri 4th January 2019

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) was founded 50 years ago and to mark its 50th anniversary the organisation has organised a year of activity which includ