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 into administration – The Collective in Dunfermline and The Clipper in Dumbarton. It’s understood that LT Pub Management will continue to operate the group until a buyer can be found.
The demise of the group will be a blow to Heineken UK, who invested some £25m behind the group in 2005.