Six by Nico gets set for Edinburgh launch

Chef Nico Simeone is set to introduce his successful dining concept ‘Six by Nico’ to Edinburgh this April. ‘Six by Nico’ in Edinburgh will be the third addition to his growing restaurant portfolio, with award winning venues including ‘111 by Nico’ and ‘Six by Nico’ already well es...

Hanoi Bike Shop: Dog lovers urgently required for First Dates

Vietnamese restaurant Hanoi Bike Shop, in Glasgow’s West End, is set to host its own version of popular Channel 4 show ‘First Dates’ ahead of Valen...

Buzzworks celebrate 9.2% rise in profits as turnover hits £14.8m

Buzzworks, the award-winning Ayrshire-based hospitality group, owned by Kenny, Colin and Alison Blair, celebrated a rise in turnover of 15.6% to £14.8 million and a...

EDINBURGH GIN UNVEILS NEW LOOK FOR VALENTINE’S LIMITED EDITION

Edinburgh Gin is making it easier for romantics just in time for the 14th February with its revamped 2018 Valentine’s limited-edition gin. Howeveryou will have...

Strong performance from Diageo but Smirnoff see sales dip

Diageo has reported a strong performance with operating profit up 6.1% on net sales of £6.5bn. ...

Top 5 Malt whiskies to celebrate Burns Day

Malt whisky accounts for 16.1% of all whisky sales, while blends account for 61.7%. Top 5 Malt whiskies Glenfiddich 12 year old Glenmorangie The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve Isle of Jura 10 Year Old Aberlour 10 Year Old    ...

Burns didn’t die of alcohol, more matters of the heart

People have speculated that Burns died of alcohol excess and possibly a sexual disease, but that was probably just the view of his biographer Dr James Currie, who fr...

Scotland rules!

Scotland’s most famous man is Robert Burns. But there was a somewhat murky side to our famed poet. It’s well documented that he had 13 children (by 5 women it is...

Burns painting turned out to be a bargain!

Stephen Barnes bought a painting of Burns for less than £1,000 and when he got the painting authenticated, he found out it was actually worth around £2million!...

Isle of Arran partners with Burns Unbroke

Isle of Arran Distillers is sponsoring Burns Unbroke, a brand new multi-arts Robert Burns Festival. The event which takes place at Summerhall in Edinburgh for six we...

Whyte & Mackay sponsors 2018 Glasgow Comedy Festival

Whyte & Mackay is sponsoring the 2018 Glasgow International Comedy Festival. The long-running festival is the flagship event of the Glasgow comedy calendar and will now be known as the Whyte & Mackay Glasgow International Comedy Festival. With the festival approaching its sixteenth year, the Glasgow-born whisky brand pla...

A gin that celebrates Byron

Speyside Distillery – which is better known for its single malt Scotch whisky – has launched a new limited edition gin with botanicals found growing in i...

What are your predictions for 2018?

THIS MONTH WE ASKED SOME OF THE KEY PEOPLE IN THE TRADE TO TELL US THEIR PREDICTIONS AND VIEWPOINT ON THE YEAR AHEAD. THANKS TO: Andrew Morrison, Sales Director, MAX...

DESIGN FOCUS: THE TREE HOUSE

The Tree House in Ayr re-opened at the end of last year after a £400,000 transformation by owners Buzzworks. The restaurant, which has been owned by Buzzworks for t...

Q&A : Who made an impression on you in 2017 and why? Pt 3

THIS MONTH WE ASKED SOME OF THE KEY PEOPLE IN THE TRADE TO TELL US THEIR PREDICTIONS AND VIEWPOINT ON THE YEAR AHEAD. THANKS TO: Andrew Morrison, Sales Director, MAX...

How can licensees stay ahead of the competition in 2018?

THIS MONTH WE ASKED SOME OF THE KEY PEOPLE IN THE TRADE TO TELL US THEIR PREDICTIONS AND VIEWPOINT ON THE YEAR AHEAD. THANKS TO: Andrew Morrison, Sales Director, MAXXIUM UK; John Gemmell, Commercial Director, HEINEKEN (pictured); UK; Stuart Ellis, UK Sales Manager, Gordon & MacPhail; James Byrne, Retail Development Manage...

The Tipsy Cow, Airdrie

When business partners Frank Cogan and Martin Mackay of Bozz Co Inns Ltd embarked on their latest venture – The Tipsy Cow in Airdrie, Lanarkshire – they knew exa...

DRAM’s New Year Gongs!

This month Susan Young presents her annual gongs to people who have made her sit up and take notice this year… find out who caught her eye!   THE ‘I ONL...

Molson Coors welcomes Snow

Molson Coors UK and Ireland has announced a partnership agreement with Chinese brewer China Resources Snow Beer (CRSB). Molson Coors UK now has the exclusive rights...

Glasgow serves up first citywide gift card

There’s a new Glasgow Gift Card which can be used in 70 restaurants, shops and leading attractions. The card, a pre-paid Visa, is the result of a tourism business ...