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Surprise award for Peebles SLTA member Roddy Mackay
SLTA member Roddy Mackay from Peebles has won the south-east Scotland category in the inaugural…

Surprise award for Peebles SLTA member Roddy Mackay

SLTA member Roddy Mackay from Peebles has won the south-east Scotland category in the inaugural Scottish Bar & Brew Awards.…

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SLTA, SBPA and UKH call for ‘thorough’ review of non-domestic business rates
SLTA has joined forces with the Scottish Beer & Pub Association (SBPA) and UKHospitality (UKH)…

SLTA, SBPA and UKH call for ‘thorough’ review of non-domestic business rates

SLTA has joined forces with the Scottish Beer & Pub Association (SBPA) and UKHospitality (UKH) to make a compelling case…

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Children and Young Persons: what do you need to know?
The presence of under-18s on licensed premises has, over the years, been somewhat controversial and…

Children and Young Persons: what do you need to know?

The presence of under-18s on licensed premises has, over the years, been somewhat controversial and press coverage over the summer…

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Aberdeen lobby group seeks help to develop night-time economy
Aberdeen lobby group seeks help to develop night-time economy – but should have asked earlier,…

Aberdeen lobby group seeks help to develop night-time economy

Aberdeen lobby group seeks help to develop night-time economy – but should have asked earlier, says Aberdeen City and Shire…

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SLTA continues to develop services and attract corporate support
SLTA managing director Colin Wilkinson outlined some of the trade associations plans for the future…

SLTA continues to develop services and attract corporate support

SLTA managing director Colin Wilkinson outlined some of the trade associations plans for the future and recent successes in Edinburgh…

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1880 networking club in Edinburgh
Edinburgh & South East LTA’s new and exclusive networking club – 1880, named after the…

1880 networking club in Edinburgh

Edinburgh & South East LTA’s new and exclusive networking club – 1880, named after the year the SLTA was founded…

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Highlands tourism industry punching above its weight
Businesses and individuals working in tourism in the Highlands and Islands were recognised for their…

Highlands tourism industry punching above its weight

Businesses and individuals working in tourism in the Highlands and Islands were recognised for their efforts at the high-profile the…

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Scotland aims high with future tourism aspirations
Scotland’s ambitious aspirations to be “the world leader in 21st-century tourism” was unveiled at the…

Scotland aims high with future tourism aspirations

Scotland’s ambitious aspirations to be “the world leader in 21st-century tourism” was unveiled at the Scottish Tourism Alliance’s autumn conference…

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Two out of three tourism businesses fear Immigration reforms may cause closures
Research released by tourism trade association UKinbound and Canterbury Christ Church University shows that the…

Two out of three tourism businesses fear Immigration reforms may cause closures

Research released by tourism trade association UKinbound and Canterbury Christ Church University shows that the Government’s proposed post-Brexit immigration reforms…

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Islands tour to give overview of DRS
Zero Waste Scotland is to tour Scotland’s island communities with a series of events to…

Islands tour to give overview of DRS

Zero Waste Scotland is to tour Scotland’s island communities with a series of events to provide an overview of the…

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New 1880 networking group launched by Edinburgh & South East LTA
A new, exclusive networking club – 1880, named after the year the SLTA was founded…

New 1880 networking group launched by Edinburgh & South East LTA

A new, exclusive networking club – 1880, named after the year the SLTA was founded – has been launched by…

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MUP has modest short-term economic impact on industry in Scotland
An initial assessment of the effects of minimum unit pricing (MUP) in Scotland has revealed…

MUP has modest short-term economic impact on industry in Scotland

An initial assessment of the effects of minimum unit pricing (MUP) in Scotland has revealed that a decrease in alcohol…

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SLTA meets with Scottish Assessors Association
SLTA was among a group of hospitality trade bodies that met with the Scottish Assessors…

SLTA meets with Scottish Assessors Association

SLTA was among a group of hospitality trade bodies that met with the Scottish Assessors Association (SAA) last month to…

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INDUSTRY PARTNER: Tennent’s
Tennent’s red T goes green as firm ramps up sustainability plans Tennent’s has unveiled an…

INDUSTRY PARTNER: Tennent’s

Tennent’s red T goes green as firm ramps up sustainability plans Tennent’s has unveiled an enhanced investment of £14.23 million…

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Public consultation on DRS: make your views heard
Legislation to establish Scotland’s deposit return scheme (DRS) has been brought forward for public comment.…

Public consultation on DRS: make your views heard

Legislation to establish Scotland’s deposit return scheme (DRS) has been brought forward for public comment. As previously reported by the…

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SLTA ‘totally opposed’ to tourist tax
SLTA remains “totally opposed” to the introduction of a local discretionary transient visitor levy –…

SLTA ‘totally opposed’ to tourist tax

SLTA remains “totally opposed” to the introduction of a local discretionary transient visitor levy – or tourist tax – for…

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INDUSTRY PARTNER: Whyte & Mackay
Nick Garland, Whyte & Mackay’s chief commercial officer and Roslyn Lamont, head of on trade,…

INDUSTRY PARTNER: Whyte & Mackay

Nick Garland, Whyte & Mackay’s chief commercial officer and Roslyn Lamont, head of on trade, tell Karen Peattie why the…

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Best Bar None Scotland
SLTA attends Glasgow Best Bar None Conference
The Scottish Licensed Trade Association’s Paul Waterson was among the keynote speakers at the recent…

SLTA attends Glasgow Best Bar None Conference

The Scottish Licensed Trade Association’s Paul Waterson was among the keynote speakers at the recent Glasgow Best Bar None Conference.…

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Review of Scottish Personal Licence Holder qualifications
The Scottish Personal Licence Holder qualifications, required by anyone holding a personal licence in Scotland…

Review of Scottish Personal Licence Holder qualifications

The Scottish Personal Licence Holder qualifications, required by anyone holding a personal licence in Scotland to authorise the sale of…

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SLTA shares concerns around inclusion of glass in Scotland’s deposit return scheme
The SLTA shares the concerns raised by British Glass in an open letter to the…

SLTA shares concerns around inclusion of glass in Scotland’s deposit return scheme

The SLTA shares the concerns raised by British Glass in an open letter to the Scottish Government around the inclusion…

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SLTA’s response to Scottish Government’s proposals on short-term lets
The SLTA has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on short-term lets, stating: “The short-term…

SLTA’s response to Scottish Government’s proposals on short-term lets

The SLTA has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on short-term lets, stating: “The short-term letting sector must conform to…

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SLTA President-Elect wins Best Bar None gold award in south-west Scotland
The Townhead Hotel in Lockerbie was one of four local businesses to win prestigious gold…

SLTA President-Elect wins Best Bar None gold award in south-west Scotland

The Townhead Hotel in Lockerbie was one of four local businesses to win prestigious gold awards in the Best Bar…

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MUP ‘implemented effectively’ in Scotland, says evaluation
Minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol has been implemented effectively, with compliance high among licensed…

MUP ‘implemented effectively’ in Scotland, says evaluation

Minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol has been implemented effectively, with compliance high among licensed premises in Scotland, according to…

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SLTA forms new partnership with Miller Samuel Hill Brown
Leading legal firm Miller Samuel Hill Brown has become the Scottish Licensed Trade Association’s official…

SLTA forms new partnership with Miller Samuel Hill Brown

Leading legal firm Miller Samuel Hill Brown has become the Scottish Licensed Trade Association’s official legal adviser after forming a…

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Best Bar None Scotland
Best Bar None Glasgow Licensing Conference
Licensed premises are being urged to sign up for this month’s Best Bar None Glasgow…

Best Bar None Glasgow Licensing Conference

Licensed premises are being urged to sign up for this month’s Best Bar None Glasgow Licensing Conference. The event, organised…

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Tennents ViewPints
Tennent’s ViewPints map challenges intrepid beer adventurers
Scotland is known as a land of plenty when it comes to drink and dramatic…

Tennent’s ViewPints map challenges intrepid beer adventurers

Scotland is known as a land of plenty when it comes to drink and dramatic scenery and now, for the…

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COLUMN: John Shearer
SLTA President John Shearer shares his views on Westminster’s suggested minimum wage of £30,000 for…

COLUMN: John Shearer

SLTA President John Shearer shares his views on Westminster’s suggested minimum wage of £30,000 for incoming labour. SLTA was recently…

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SLTA Review: Brexit fears grow for the Licensed Trade
The Scottish Licensed Trade Association today releases its half-year On-trade Market Review, sponsored by KPMG…

SLTA Review: Brexit fears grow for the Licensed Trade

The Scottish Licensed Trade Association today releases its half-year On-trade Market Review, sponsored by KPMG UK, containing key insights on…

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Scottish Alcohol Industry Partnership Relaunch
The Scottish Alcohol Industry Partnership (SAIP), a vehicle for the alcohol industry to work together…

Scottish Alcohol Industry Partnership Relaunch

The Scottish Alcohol Industry Partnership (SAIP), a vehicle for the alcohol industry to work together to support, devise and deliver…

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SLTA Training
The SLTA, in partnership with Flow Hospitality Training, provide access to a comprehensive suite of…

SLTA Training

The SLTA, in partnership with Flow Hospitality Training, provide access to a comprehensive suite of online training courses that have…

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Scottish Tourism Alliance Autumn Conference – double discount for SLTA members
The line-up for this year’s Scottish Tourism Alliance Annual Autumn Conference at the EICC has…

Scottish Tourism Alliance Autumn Conference – double discount for SLTA members

The line-up for this year’s Scottish Tourism Alliance Annual Autumn Conference at the EICC has been announced and if you’re…

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SLTA responds to Scottish Government consultation on fee for occasional licence
SLTA managing director Colin Wilkinson, on behalf of the trade association, has responded to the…

SLTA responds to Scottish Government consultation on fee for occasional licence

SLTA managing director Colin Wilkinson, on behalf of the trade association, has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on whether…

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Hill Brown Licensing Q&A
More of your questions answered in this months Hill Brown Licensing Q & A. Q:…

Hill Brown Licensing Q&A

More of your questions answered in this months Hill Brown Licensing Q & A. Q: We have machines in our…

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Glasgow Cocktail Weekend unveil new partnership with World Class
Glasgow’s biggest cocktail festival has partnered with World Class to create a must-see “Cocktail World”…

Glasgow Cocktail Weekend unveil new partnership with World Class

Glasgow’s biggest cocktail festival has partnered with World Class to create a must-see “Cocktail World” experience during this year’s Glasgow…

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Is it a scam? No.
The licensed trade continues to receive communications and invoices from the Motion Picture Licensing Company,…

Is it a scam? No.

The licensed trade continues to receive communications and invoices from the Motion Picture Licensing Company, a collection society which licenses…

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SLTA Business Insight Survey – have your say
The Scottish Licensed Trade Association is inviting all licensees to take part in our latest…

SLTA Business Insight Survey – have your say

The Scottish Licensed Trade Association is inviting all licensees to take part in our latest Business Insight Survey, sponsored by…

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SLTA hails ‘sensible’ decision on DRS for Scottish on-trade
SLTA welcomes confirmation that the Scottish on-trade will not be expected to receive returns from…

SLTA hails ‘sensible’ decision on DRS for Scottish on-trade

SLTA welcomes confirmation that the Scottish on-trade will not be expected to receive returns from outside their own business, or…

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Scottish alcohol sales fall to lowest level since 1990
NHS Health Scotland today publishes the 2019 MESAS Monitoring Report, as part of their on-going…

Scottish alcohol sales fall to lowest level since 1990

NHS Health Scotland today publishes the 2019 MESAS Monitoring Report, as part of their on-going delivery of the Monitoring and…

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Diageo Partners with MTV to reach young adults with a new responsible drinking campaign
Diageo, the maker of brands such as Guinness, Smirnoff and Johnnie Walker, has launched an…

Diageo Partners with MTV to reach young adults with a new responsible drinking campaign

Diageo, the maker of brands such as Guinness, Smirnoff and Johnnie Walker, has launched an innovative new responsible drinking campaign…

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Press Enquries

Paul Waterson, SLTA Media Spokesperson, brings a wealth of knowledge on and experience in the Scottish Licensed Trade Industry.   For any press or media enquiries Paul can be contacted on 07768-977102 or info@theslta.co.uk

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