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Mixologists causing a stir

Tue 14th May 2019

Today we profile DANIEL ELPHINSTONE of Orchid in Aberdeen and DAVID GODDARD of Bar One, Inverness.

Mixologists causing a stir

Mon 13th May 2019

Today it's the turn of DIMI SAVVAIDIS The King of Islington Dundee and DANNY MCMANUS Kelvingrove Cafe Glasgow .

WEST Brewery initiates employee ownership scheme

Mon 13th May 2019

WEST Brewery founder Petra Wetzel has established a Share Incentive Plan (SIP) and placed an initial 10% of the company’s shares into a dedicated trust for WE

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT’S 20P DEPOSIT RETURN SCHEME GETS MIXED REACTIONS FROM LICENSEES AND TRADE BODIES

Thu 9th May 2019

The Scottish government‘s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) of 20p has been branded ‘ridiculous’ by one licensee, while others that DRAM spoke to appear

Mixologists causing a stir

Thu 9th May 2019

This month we profile 10 of the best and today it's the turn of Jamie Swift of Edinburgh's Dragonfly and Sarah Berardi of Draffens in Dundee.

Dundee’s Blue Room

Wed 8th May 2019

AJ McMenemy, the operator behind the Dundee-based Macmerry 300 group that owns The King of Islington, Abandon Ship and Bird & The Bear has opened a new bar called Th

SUE SAYS

Tue 7th May 2019

Straight talking from our very own publisher, Sue Young!

How rosy is the Cider category in Scotland’s on-trade?

Tue 7th May 2019

If cider had an emoji it would be one with a big smile and two plump shiny apple-red cheeks because in Scotland cider is experiencing both volume and value growth, t

Design Focus: Damm 27

Thu 2nd May 2019

Edinburgh’s Damm 27 is the brainchild of operator, Andy McCartney, who is leasing the bar from Star Pubs and Bars, who have spent £300k on transforming the Causew

Distell BDM celebrates awards success

Thu 2nd May 2019

This month’s cover story features Sarah Farrugia, Business Development Manager at Distell International, who recently celebrated winning the Whisky Rep of the Year

Greene King reports like-for-like sales growth of 2.9%

Tue 30th April 2019

Belhaven owner Greene King has reported managed pub sales saw 2.9% like-for-like growth for the 52 weeks to 28 April 2019. The company said this reflected “the suc

Edinburgh Festival creates ‘bigger commercial opportunity than Christmas’ for F&B

Tue 30th April 2019

It’s the world’s biggest arts festival and new research also suggests that the Edinburgh Festival creates a bigger commercial opportunity than Christmas

Costley & Costley returns to profit and boosts turnover

Fri 26th April 2019

Ayrshire-based restaurant and hotel operator Costley & Costley has returned to profit having reported a boost in turnover. The family-owned company saw turnover

Licensees can tap into a £5.2bn alcoholic beverages opportunity, says Diageo report

Wed 24th April 2019

Diageo GB has launched The Diageo Drinks Report, which outlines the growth opportunity for alcoholic beverages in Great Britain for 2019.    The repor

Scottish hospitality industry unites to demand fair rates for all

Wed 17th April 2019

Glasgow’s hospitality industry has been unfairly discriminated against by rates assessors. That’s the view of industry bodies, Scottish licensees and restaurateu