SCOTTISH BAR AND PUB AWARDS FIRST FINALISTS REVEALED

It’s been a top scoring year for the 2018 Scottish Bar and Pub Awards with more than 3,000 nominations for bars and pubs received for the awards. This has made it a record year. The public, and drinks company representatives, have been voting in their droves at the dedicated website and the first finalists are […]...

MCEWAN’S BAGS IRVINE WELSH FOR CAMPAIGN WITH PROSTATE CANCER UK

McEwan’s has recruited Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh to bare all for a major new campaign in support of Prostate Cancer UK – the leading charity fightin...

Winner crowned in Buzzworks Chef competition

Chefs from Buzzworks Holdings just went head to head Buzzworks Cook ‘n’ Crown, with Chef Gabriella Crawford from the Millhouse in Stewarton coming out on top wit...

First core range of aged single malts from GlenAllachie Distillery

The GlenAllachie Distillery has released its first core range since the distillery was acquired by Billy Walker last year. The release includes 10-year-old cask st...

Quieter trading for pubs in the shadow of Glasgow School of Art

Pubs in and around Sauchiehall Street have reported quieter trading since last month’s Glasgow School of Art fire, DRAM can report. According to people in the ...

BBPA’s Brigid Simmonds slams proposed PPL fee hike

British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds (pictured) has described a 480% fee hike proposal from PPL as “eye-watering” in a climate where licensees already face significant cost pressures. The rises apply to its Specially Featured Entertainment (SFE) tariff, the licence that covers the playing o...

Edrington and Wm Grant’s crack Sunday Times Top 100 Private Company League Table

Glasgow-based Edrington, has joined Wm Grant & Sons in the annual Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 100 league table which ranks Britain’s 100 private companies with...

Smirnoff the first ‘truly’ Global Brand but Jinro is the most popular

Smirnoff vodka, owned by Diageo,  is ‘the first truly global brand in the world’ according to a list of 100 top brands compiled by publication IWSR R...

Turnover steady but profits dip slightly at Inver House Distillers as brand investment grows

Airdrie-based Inver House Distillers Ltd, the Scotch whisky subsidiary of International Beverage Holdings Ltd, saw turnover hit £62.7m for the year to September 201...

MIXED RESULTS FOR GREENE KING BUT GOOD WEATHER AND SPORT PROVIDE A BOOST

In its year-end results, Greene King (the parent company of Belhaven) has announced that pre-tax profit is down 11% at £243m. This follows a challenging first half ...

Best Bar None Scotland to deliver and promote 125ml measure campaign

The Scottish Alcohol Industry Partnership (SAIP) and Best Bar None Scotland are working together to raise the awareness and promotion of 125ml wine measures in pubs. This new phase of the campaign previously launched by the Scottish Alcohol Industry Partnership, a collaboration of leading alcohol producers and trade associations...

Funding available to encourage staff to cycle to work

Bike sheds could soon become as familiar a sight as smoking shelters outside Scotland’s pubs thanks to a shot in the arm of funding to cycle-friendly employers...

Stonehaven Beer Festival Charity Boost

This year’s Stonehaven Beer Festival (28th – 30th June) raised £29,200 for charity – taking the total raised since it began in 2009 as The Stoneh...

Running out of Gas – The Carbon Dioxide Shortage

Bars across Scotland are running out of gas! The Carbon Dioxide shortage facing the UK and Europe is taking its toll on the bar industry, with Heineken and Coca-Cola...

Buzzworks on the East Coast

Work has begun on the new Scotts Bar and Restaurant at Port Edgar Marina in South Queensferry, which will be the first East Coast venue for hospitality group Buzzwor...

Mangoes on the Run for Innis & Gunn

Scottish Craft Brewer Innis & Gunn has launched its first ever tropical flavoured beer in the shape of its limited edition Mangoes on the Run, a mango flavoured IPA. This new addition to Innis & Gunn’s growing portfolio of IPA’s follows the popularity of Gunnpowder IPA and Session IPA. Mangoes on the Run IPA ...

Back on the Docks – The Dockyard Social Returns!

The Dockyard Social, Glasgow’s newest street food market and bar hub, will be making a return this weekend. This return follows a short absence while going th...

New Prospects for DJ Prospect – 4042

It’s not a club, but it’s not a bar either…Edinburgh’s first ever ‘3am hang-out’, 4042, has now launched where the old Citrus Clu...

Check out the new look Candy Bar

Edinburgh’s Candy Bar has just been given a makeover by owners Montpeliers....

The new Red Sky Bar at Radisson Red, Glasgow

If you are looking for a bar with a view there can be no better venue in Glasgow than the new Red Sky Bar at the Radisson. Owned by Forrest Hotels and operated by Ra...