The first thing that strikes you when you enter Maclay’s newest pub, Munro’s on Glasgow’s Great Western Road, is the spaciousness. It is even more striking if you remember it in its previous incarnation as the Captain’s Rest. Who could have imagined there was that much space? What was previously a dark and rather gloomy [...]
Jamie Oliver’s scored a hat trick in Scotland with Jamie’s Italian Aberdeen, on the back of his Glasgow and Edinburgh concerns. It opened last month on Union Street in the former Esselmont & Macintosh department store, and is also the most northerly of the celebrity chef’s UK estate. The design of the two storey space [...]
Heineken is recruiting one intern to become a part of its Event & Sponsorship department – a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to follow the UEFA Champion’s League Trophy as it tours the world and meet your footballing heroes. A staggering 1,734 applicants apply for the position. A shortlist of interviewees is compiled and Heineken invites these young [...]
LAST MONTH BREWDOG OPENED A NEW BREWERY AND JOHN SMITH’S LOWERED ITS ABV… SO THERE IS PLENTY TO TALK ABOUT WHEN IT COMES TO BEER. SUSAN YOUNG REPORTS. Beer, for years the bastion of Scotland’s pubs, has had its difficulties over the past few years. But it is not all doom and gloom, far from [...]
CRAIG GARDNER CELEBRATED THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HILTON GLASGOW LATE LAST YEAR. SUSAN YOUNG JOINED HIM FOR A COFFEE TO GET A HANDLE OF WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS. When Craig Gardner decided to drop Chemistry at University for a career in the hospitality industry, it was definitely a good move. Nearly 25 years on [...]
The zest that brothers Rahul and Pravesh (Bubbles) Randev have for their business has translated once again into another welcome addition to their burgeoning portfolio that includes The Eagle Lodge in Bishopbriggs and Lenzie’s Rasoi. The £1M Richmond, on the site of the former Bar Bola on Glasgow’s Park Road, is nothing short of immaculate. [...]
There are some refurbishments that go all out to capture that familiar, comfortable vibe that can take years to hone. The Huxley, the ground floor bar at Edinburgh’s Rutland Hotel, has pulled this off after its £200K overhaul by owner Signature Pubs, revealed late last month. Interior design consultancy Tibbatts.Abel was drafted in to reimagine [...]
So that’s it, eh? You’ve swept up the debris – human and otherwise – from the Hogmanay bash, the Christmas crackers have been tucked away for next year, your family is beginning to moan about turkey and trimmings for dinner every night and you’re trying to figure out how you’re going to make payroll for [...]
Alan and Lorna Vannan run Peebles’ Green Tree Hotel. Jason Caddy hung by for a chat. To live and work with your loved one would test anyone’s mettle, let alone quitting your established careers to work together in an industry in which you’ve no experience, and relocating over 400 miles into the bargain. Husband-and-wife team [...]
In amongst all the chatter about January traditionally being the quietest month, let’s not forget that this month boasts one of the most important nights in the Scottish social calendar. There’s also quite a lot to shout about on the Scottish brand front, too. Jason Caddy investigates. It might be the bleak midwinter, but there’s [...]
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