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News Shorts – July 2017

Thu 13th July 2017

Leonardo Hotels has opened its first establishment in Scotland after investing more than £6m in the refurbishment of a former Premier Inn site in Edinburgh. The Leo

2017 Award Finalists – Part I

Fri 7th July 2017

The first raft of finalists for the Scottish Bar and Pub Awards 2017 have been revealed. Beginning with the BII Customer Service Award, the contenders are as follows

Bin Scheme a Waste of Time say Glasgow’s publicans

Tue 4th July 2017

Glasgow publicans have vented their fury at Glasgow City Council over the new bin collection pilot scheme. The council’s aim is to make city streets safer and

Alcohol Stats Receive Mixed Response

Thu 22nd June 2017

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 exceed

Greene by Name, Greene by Nature

Wed 21st June 2017

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

Sat 10th June 2017

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

Sat 10th 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

Fri 9th June 2017

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

Wed 7th June 2017

 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

Licensed Trade News – June 2017

Tue 6th 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

Douglas Laing see Profits Increase

Mon 5th June 2017

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

Profits fall for Tennent’s Owner C&C

Sun 4th June 2017

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

McEwan’s owners Charles Wells sells brewing and brands business to Marston’s in £55m deal

Thu 18th May 2017

McEwan’s owner Charles Wells Ltd  has agreed to sell its brewer and brand sales interests to Marston’s PLC for £55 million. The company will hang onto its

Dundee Boozy Cow Opens up in Former Laings Bar

Fri 12th May 2017

The Speratus Group opened its fourth Boozy Cow restaurant in the former Laings Bar in Dundee recently. The news came as the group confirmed its profits of £210K for

Uplawmoor Hotel Charges up its service

Thu 11th May 2017

Uplawmoor Hotel owners, Stuart and Emma Peacock, are still investing in their hotel, despite putting the hotel on the market Says Stuart, “Following a very success