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Scottish hospitality industry unites to demand fair rates for all

Wed 17th April 2019

Glasgow’s hospitality industry has been unfairly discriminated against by rates assessors. That’s the view of industry bodies, Scottish licensees and restaurateu

Star Pubs & Bars extend recycling agreement to leased estate

Tue 16th April 2019

Star Pubs & Bars is offering its leased pubs the same commercial terms for recycling and waste collection it has negotiated for its Just Add Talent (JAT) managed

Sunshine boost for pubs and restaurants

Mon 15th April 2019

Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups saw collective like-for-like sales grow 3.8% in March compared to the same month last year when trading was hit badly b

HAPPY 300th BIRTHDAY BELHAVEN!

Wed 10th April 2019

Belhaven Brewery recently celebrated 300 years of brewing excellence with a reception at the Scottish Parliament, hosted by East Lothian MSP, Iain Gray and attended

Diageo announces fully paid 26-week equal parental leave for all UK employees

Wed 3rd April 2019

Diageo UK has announced a new policy to offer men and women an equal 52 weeks parental leave with the first 26-weeks fully paid. Parents employed by Diageo in the UK

Bruce Group projects turnover to treble in three years

Tue 2nd April 2019

Turnover at Edinburgh-based Bruce Group Scotland Ltd is projected to more than treble in three years. The group, which has just launched a £20m bond to fund gr

V&A Dundee visitor numbers hit half a million

Mon 1st April 2019

V&A Dundee has welcomed half a million visitors to the museum since it opened, hitting the milestone almost six months earlier than expected. The 500,000th perso

URBAN GONDOLA TO CONNECT HOTEL WITH CASTLE

Mon 1st April 2019

Apex Hotels has announced its plan to bring an urban aerial transport link to Scotland’s capital for its guests. The proposed Apex Grasshopper, an aerial gondo

Edinburgh pub named overall Best Bar None at 2019 awards

Fri 29th March 2019

The Black Rose Tavern in Edinburgh (staff pictured) scooped overall national winner in Scotland at the Best Bar None awards 2019, which took place on Thursday 2

BMC report linking alcohol with cancer is ‘misguided and misleading’

Fri 29th March 2019

A report by the British Medical Council (BMC) that links alcohol with cancer and compares smoking with drinking is “misguided and misleading”, says UKHospitality

Success for ScotHot 2019

Thu 28th March 2019

ScotHotScotland’s leading hospitality trade event, welcomed thousands of visitors this year. The event, which was held on the 13th and 14th March, welcomed delegat

Ailsa Bay traces whisky with blockchain tech

Thu 28th March 2019

In an effort to tackle counterfeiting in the UK spirits market, William Grant & Sons has launched a Scotch which can be traced from source-to-bottle on a blockch

UK faces barista shortage, says study

Wed 27th March 2019

Britain is facing a shortage of baristas as the rapidly-growing coffee market outpaces the rate of new hires, says research by the London Coffee Festival and Allegra

Scottish business rates legislation ‘only the first step’

Wed 27th March 2019

The Scottish government’s Non-Domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill, published on Tuesday (26 March), has called for business rates to be retested every three years as op

Over half of UK consumers refer to ratings before making hospitality decision

Tue 26th March 2019

Over half (58%) of UK consumers refer to ratings before deciding where to eat, drink or travel, according to a new study by pricing specialist Simon-Kucher. The repo