Wetherspoon Chairman Tim Martin has criticised brewer and pub company Greene King for its decision to seek a judicial review against a planned Wetherspoon pub in Stirling’s Spittal Street, accusing them of trying to “preserve a local monopoly in Stirling.” The judicial review, set for later this year, relates to a disused retail shop in [...]
The Aurora Hotel Collection boss Stephen McLeod (pictured) says the £10m boutique Hotel Colessio will open next summer on Spittal Street in Stirling, despite the problems that have stalled the project. Said Stephen, “I think it would be fair to say that this has been one of the most challenging projects I have ever worked [...]
The gleaming new look Inn at Torbrex in north Stirling delivers an oasis of vibrant colour that makes the surrounding houses, lovely though they are, look rather plain. Like a splash of colour in a black and white film. It’s located up a wee lane, right in the heart of a residential area, and what [...]
Highland Park, distributed by Maxxium UK, has clinched a total of seven new awards for both Thor and Highland Park 50 year old. Thor, the first edition of Highland Park’s Valhalla Collection, has been awarded the first ever Spirit Design Masters Award at The Spirits Business 2012 Awards. The 16 year old single malt, which [...]
Stirling Council has approved plans by J D Wetherspoon to change the use of the former tax office on the city’s Spittal Street. The plans are now subject to approval from the licensing board, although no date has been set for Wetherspoon’s licensing board hearing. Meanwhile, the board has turned down an application for a [...]
Castle Leisure Group (CLG), the Stirling-based pub group owned by brothers Paul and Stephen Smith, has gone under. The group which was established in 1981 operates venues in Edinburgh, Falkirk, Stirling, Dumbarton and Dunfermline. These include the City and Sportsters units as well as two units the group purchased last year after Dark Star went [...]
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