DIRMAUSKAS TAKES OVER THE REINS

Audrius Dirmauskas, Head Chef at Guys Restaurant in Candleriggs, Glasgow has taken over the lease of the restaurant and renamed the diner The Locarno Dining Room, after the famous Glasgow ballroom of the same name....

5 tips for employers to support their staff’s mental health

As World Mental Health Day is celebrated globally today, this presents a great opportunity for employers to look inwards and assess whether they have the right suppo...

Award success for The Three Chimneys

The Three Chimneys and The House Over-By, on the Isle of Skye, has been crowned one of the best ‘Restaurants-with-Rooms’ in the country at the Good Hotel Guide E...

Wester Spirit Co. to open Glasgow’s first rum distillery in over 300 years

Wester Spirit Co. is set to open a new rum distillery in Glasgow’s Partick in November – the first for the city in over 300 years, say the company. It ha...

SCOTTISH CHEF CROWNED ONE OF THE BEST IN THE UK

Derek Johnstone, Head Chef at Borthwick Castle, near Edinburgh, was the only chef from Scotland to be placed at the the Craft Guild of Chef’s ‘National Chef of t...

Gordon & MacPhail see rise in profits

Gordon & MacPhail has announced a 26 per cent rise to £5.1 million in profits in the year to end February....

HENDRICK’S UNVEILS GIN PALACE IN SCOTLAND

Wm Grant & Sons, the company behind Hendrick's Gin has invested £13m in a new distillery for the brand and the creation of The Hendrick's Gin Palace at Girvan in Ay...

Campbell’s Brewery Enlarges Portfolio with Shaygër

The introduction of a new craft lager, Shaygër, has led to a record-breaking summer for independent Borders brewery, Campbell’s Brewery, with sales rocketing by 5...

£5m investment for Tony Macaroni brand

Sep Marini, owner of the Tony Macaroni brand, has unveiled plans to invest £5 million in expanding the brand in the next 12 months. He’s also revealed he has ...

Two Bib Gourmands for Scotland but no new Michelin stars in 2019 guide

Scotland has scored two Bib Gourmands in this year’s guide, Monadh Kitchen in Glasgow and Sugar Boat in Helensburgh (pictured), but there were no new Michelin star...

Lower drink-drive limit has had ‘little effect’ on road safety

Scotland’s drink-drive limit has had little impact on deaths and accidents since the legal alcohol limit for driving was reduced from 80mg to 50mg in every 100ml of blood in 2014, according Research by Strathclyde University’s Department of Economics. The study found that the lower limit for blood alcohol content (BA...

DRINKS EXPORTS THREATENED AS SCOTS’ COMPANIES FAIL TO ADOPT AEO STATUS, WARNS CUSTOMS EXPERT

A widespread lack of AEO accreditation (Authorised Economic Operator) across Scotland’s brewing and distilling sector could result in a dramatic reduction in expor...

Government to enact legislation to ensure all tips are passed on

Theresa May has pledged to stop restaurants deducting money from tips given by customers to waiters and bar staff. The move,  which will require legislation, follo...

Currency moves to knock £175m off Diageo sales

Diageo, makers of Guinness and Smirnoff, has forecast a much bigger than previously expected hit from foreign exchange movements this year after a period of volatili...

Club Soda brings Scotland’s first alcohol-free drinks festival to Glasgow

Club Soda, the mindful drinking movement, is bringing its Mindful Drinking Festival to Scotland for the first time. The Mindful Drinking Festival, on 13th October, a...

Europe dominates craft beer innovation

Europe is taking a global leadership role in craft beer innovation, according to new research from Mintel. The research reports that only five years ago (2013) North America (and the US especially) dominated the global craft beer industry, accounting for 52% of all craft beer retail launches compared to just 29% for Europe. But...

Restaurant boss forced to defend hygiene standards

Sukdev ‘Cook’ Gill, co-owner of Cook & Indi’s World Buffet in Motherwell, was forced to defend the restaurant’s hygiene standards after ...

Star takes wine support to a new level

Star Pubs & Bars has appointed a dedicated wine category buyer. A former wine buyer at Tesco, Roberta Neave’s remit is to increase the company’s category sup...

BELHAVEN BREWERY SCOOPS FOUR AWARDS

Belhaven Brewery has won four awards at the 2018 World Beer Awards. Scotland’s oldest brewery which is set to mark its 300th birthday in 2019 has won gold for Belh...

Happy 50th Anniversary Connoisseurs Choice

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of its ‘Connoisseurs Choice’ range, family-owned whisky creator Gordon & MacPhail has enhanced the range with a series of s...