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Financial support fund for public houses
The Public House Table Service Restrictions Fund will provide financial support to businesses that are…

Financial support fund for public houses

The Public House Table Service Restrictions Fund will provide financial support to businesses that are public houses as the most…

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Scottish Licensed Trade Association welcomes reduced restrictions
Scottish Licensed Trade Association welcomes easing of measures, but expresses concern over Covid Certification uncertainty.…

Scottish Licensed Trade Association welcomes reduced restrictions

Scottish Licensed Trade Association welcomes easing of measures, but expresses concern over Covid Certification uncertainty. Yesterday afternoon the First Minister…

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Scottish Government leave hospitality sector ‘in limbo’
The Scottish Government’s announcement today that the licensed hospitality sector will have to wait until…

Scottish Government leave hospitality sector ‘in limbo’

The Scottish Government’s announcement today that the licensed hospitality sector will have to wait until next week to find out…

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Night Club Closure Fund Details Updated
The Nightclub Closure Fund will provide a one-off payment to support nightclubs that were required…

Night Club Closure Fund Details Updated

The Nightclub Closure Fund will provide a one-off payment to support nightclubs that were required to close as a result…

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Tourism and Hospitality Talent Development Programme
Hit Scotland have announced that a revised version of this programme is returning in 2022,…

Tourism and Hospitality Talent Development Programme

Hit Scotland have announced that a revised version of this programme is returning in 2022, helping the Tourism and Hospitality…

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Further guidance published for hospitality sector
New Guidance on additional steps for the hospitality sector to slow the spread of the…

Further guidance published for hospitality sector

New Guidance on additional steps for the hospitality sector to slow the spread of the dominant Omicron variant now available.…

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Hospitality sector faces further restrictions
The First Minister announced today that due to the urgent threat posed by Omicron’s much…

Hospitality sector faces further restrictions

The First Minister announced today that due to the urgent threat posed by Omicron’s much higher transmissibility than other variants…

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Scotland’s licensed hospitality industry short changed yet again
The announcement by First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, to help the hospitality sector with a £100m…

Scotland’s licensed hospitality industry short changed yet again

The announcement by First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, to help the hospitality sector with a £100m support fund, following the slew…

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New Government Guidance to come into force from midnight tonight
Updated Scottish Government Guidance for the hospitality sector published this afternoon to deal with the…

New Government Guidance to come into force from midnight tonight

Updated Scottish Government Guidance for the hospitality sector published this afternoon to deal with the arrival of the new Omicron…

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Hospitality sector faces festive fight for survival
In response to the First Minister’s announcement today, the SLTA released the following statement:- Today’s…

Hospitality sector faces festive fight for survival

In response to the First Minister’s announcement today, the SLTA released the following statement:- Today’s announcement by First Minister Nicola…

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Business rates relief to be extended for hospitality businesses
The Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) has welcomed this afternoon’s announcement by Kate Forbes MSP,…

Business rates relief to be extended for hospitality businesses

The Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) has welcomed this afternoon’s announcement by Kate Forbes MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and…

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Further flexibility confirmed for entrance to venues
The Covid certification scheme now includes provision for a negative test for Covid-19 to be…

Further flexibility confirmed for entrance to venues

The Covid certification scheme now includes provision for a negative test for Covid-19 to be used as an alternative to…

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Back from the Brink: A reprieve for Scotland’s pubs, bars and restaurants
The First Minister’s statement this afternoon that the Covid-19 Passport Scheme will not be expanded…

Back from the Brink: A reprieve for Scotland’s pubs, bars and restaurants

The First Minister’s statement this afternoon that the Covid-19 Passport Scheme will not be expanded to encompass the wider licensed…

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Problems with Utility Companies and exaggerated gas prices?
A number of utility companies have gone in to liquidation in the last few weeks…

Problems with Utility Companies and exaggerated gas prices?

A number of utility companies have gone in to liquidation in the last few weeks and it is expected more…

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Circular Economy Minister delays introduction of Deposit Return Scheme
The Scottish Government Circular Economy Minister, Lorna Slater, has confirmed that the deposit return scheme…

Circular Economy Minister delays introduction of Deposit Return Scheme

The Scottish Government Circular Economy Minister, Lorna Slater, has confirmed that the deposit return scheme due to roll out next…

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SLTA responds to potential extension of vaccine certification
In response to the First Minister’s announcement today regarding the expansion of the Covid Passport…

SLTA responds to potential extension of vaccine certification

In response to the First Minister’s announcement today regarding the expansion of the Covid Passport Scheme the Scottish Licensed Trade…

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Business Ventilation Fund
The Scottish Government has announced further details of the Business Ventilation Fund which will provide…

Business Ventilation Fund

The Scottish Government has announced further details of the Business Ventilation Fund which will provide funding to help small and…

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Industry fears over extension of vaccine certification
Scotland’s hospitality trade bodies, including the SLTA, have today released joint survey results highlighting the…

Industry fears over extension of vaccine certification

Scotland’s hospitality trade bodies, including the SLTA, have today released joint survey results highlighting the impossible financial situation that the…

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Covid-19 and Vaccine Passports Impact Survey
It is expected that next week further restrictions to combat Covid-19 will be announced, including…

Covid-19 and Vaccine Passports Impact Survey

It is expected that next week further restrictions to combat Covid-19 will be announced, including an extension of the Covid…

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Industry pays tribute as Lord Macfarlane passes away at 95
The entire Scottish licensed trade industry is deeply saddened by the passing of Lord Macfarlane…

Industry pays tribute as Lord Macfarlane passes away at 95

The entire Scottish licensed trade industry is deeply saddened by the passing of Lord Macfarlane of Bearsden.   Respectfully known by many…

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SLTA responds to the Chancellor’s Budget Statement
The Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) welcomes the recognition by the Chancellor in his Budget…

SLTA responds to the Chancellor’s Budget Statement

The Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) welcomes the recognition by the Chancellor in his Budget statement that the hospitality industry…

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Updates to Vaccine Certification Apps
The vaccine certification Apps scheme is being updated as part of planned changes to reduce…

Updates to Vaccine Certification Apps

The vaccine certification Apps scheme is being updated as part of planned changes to reduce the amount of personal information…

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Vaccine Certification Verification Scheme Update
The Scottish Government has produced updated information on the Vaccine Certification Verification Scheme   This includes an…

Vaccine Certification Verification Scheme Update

The Scottish Government has produced updated information on the Vaccine Certification Verification Scheme   This includes an FAQ section for businesses who…

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Young Person’s Guarantee Employer Webinar
The Young Person’s Guarantee aims to ensure that within two years every 16-24 year old…

Young Person’s Guarantee Employer Webinar

The Young Person’s Guarantee aims to ensure that within two years every 16-24 year old in Scotland has access to…

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Further Guidance on Vaccine Certification Verification Scheme
The Scottish Government has produced more information on the Vaccine Certification Verification Scheme as a…

Further Guidance on Vaccine Certification Verification Scheme

The Scottish Government has produced more information on the Vaccine Certification Verification Scheme as a small printable guide to assist…

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Covid Passport Toolkit now available
The Scottish Government has produced a Marketing & Communications Stakeholder Toolkit for premises where there…

Covid Passport Toolkit now available

The Scottish Government has produced a Marketing & Communications Stakeholder Toolkit for premises where there will be a requirement for…

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Guidance for the Covid Vaccine Certification Scheme
The Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) has welcomed today’s announcement by the First Minister that…

Guidance for the Covid Vaccine Certification Scheme

The Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) has welcomed today’s announcement by the First Minister that Scotland’s new vaccine passport system…

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Covid Passports to be introduced in Scotland
Covid Passports will be introduced in Scotland from next month following today’s debate and vote…

Covid Passports to be introduced in Scotland

Covid Passports will be introduced in Scotland from next month following today’s debate and vote in the Scottish Parliament on…

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Get vaccinated now Poster Campaign
A debate and vote later today in the Scottish Parliament will determine whether the Government…

Get vaccinated now Poster Campaign

A debate and vote later today in the Scottish Parliament will determine whether the Government will roll out vaccine certificates for…

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New legislation protects Scottish shop staff from customer abuse, but what about bar staff?
The Protection of Workers (Retail and Age-restricted Goods and Services) (Scotland) Act 2021 came into force on…

New legislation protects Scottish shop staff from customer abuse, but what about bar staff?

The Protection of Workers (Retail and Age-restricted Goods and Services) (Scotland) Act 2021 came into force on 24 August. The new measures…

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Diageo opens landmark global Johnnie Walker visitor experience in Edinburgh
Diageo’s Johnnie Walker Princes Street, the eight floor new visitor experience for the world’s best-selling…

Diageo opens landmark global Johnnie Walker visitor experience in Edinburgh

Diageo’s Johnnie Walker Princes Street, the eight floor new visitor experience for the world’s best-selling Scotch whisky, has today been…

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First Minister announces vaccine certificate plan in address to Holyrood
TODAY’S announcement by the First Minister that the Scottish Government proposes to roll out vaccine…

First Minister announces vaccine certificate plan in address to Holyrood

TODAY’S announcement by the First Minister that the Scottish Government proposes to roll out vaccine certificates in nightclubs and larger…

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An update on Covid baseline measures for business
In a statement from Kate Forbes, the Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the…

An update on Covid baseline measures for business

In a statement from Kate Forbes, the Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy, she said:- Since the…

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A Covid-19 Inquiry for Scotland
The Scottish Government is inviting views on the draft aims and principles of an independent…

A Covid-19 Inquiry for Scotland

The Scottish Government is inviting views on the draft aims and principles of an independent public inquiry into the handling…

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Scottish Government’s updated guidance for hospitality just released
Drinking, Dining and Dancing without face masks will be permitted from Monday 9th August.  There is no…

Scottish Government’s updated guidance for hospitality just released

Drinking, Dining and Dancing without face masks will be permitted from Monday 9th August.  There is no requirement to wear a mask…

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Vertical drinking will be allowed in Scotland’s pubs and bars
SCOTLAND’S licensed hospitality trade has today received confirmation that “vertical drinking” in licensed premises will…

Vertical drinking will be allowed in Scotland’s pubs and bars

SCOTLAND’S licensed hospitality trade has today received confirmation that “vertical drinking” in licensed premises will be permitted from Monday. Colin…

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Scottish licensed trade hails FM’s announcement as ‘the news we’ve been waiting for’
The First Minister confirmed today that Scotland would be moving beyond level 0 on the…

Scottish licensed trade hails FM’s announcement as ‘the news we’ve been waiting for’

The First Minister confirmed today that Scotland would be moving beyond level 0 on the 9th of August. However, some protective…

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Long Live the Local – return of industry campaign
Tennent’s (C&C Group) are again supporting the industry campaign, Long Live the Local, which celebrates…

Long Live the Local – return of industry campaign

Tennent’s (C&C Group) are again supporting the industry campaign, Long Live the Local, which celebrates the UK’s pubs and breweries.…

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Licensed trade takes next step towards net zero carbon emissions
A major step forward in the licensed trade’s journey towards net zero carbon emissions has…

Licensed trade takes next step towards net zero carbon emissions

A major step forward in the licensed trade’s journey towards net zero carbon emissions has been launched in the Net…

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Easing of Covid rules welcome but uncertainty remains for licensed trade sector
Confirming the change to Level 0, the First Minister urged people to adhere to protective…

Easing of Covid rules welcome but uncertainty remains for licensed trade sector

Confirming the change to Level 0, the First Minister urged people to adhere to protective measures and sensible precautions to…

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New Recruitment Campaign launched to support the Scottish Tourism Industry
Get involved in Scotland's new recruitment campaign to support the tourism industry. In partnership with…

New Recruitment Campaign launched to support the Scottish Tourism Industry

Get involved in Scotland's new recruitment campaign to support the tourism industry. In partnership with Scottish Government, the Scottish Tourism…

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Scottish licensed trade warns of further hardship
The Scottish licensed trade has welcomed the announcement of the further loosening of Covid restrictions…

Scottish licensed trade warns of further hardship

The Scottish licensed trade has welcomed the announcement of the further loosening of Covid restrictions but warns that the expected…

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Scotland’s pubs and bars braced for ‘another lost summer’ if lockdown exit plans are pushed back
Scottish licensed trade operators are braced for “potentially another lost summer” after First Minister Nicola…

Scotland’s pubs and bars braced for ‘another lost summer’ if lockdown exit plans are pushed back

Scottish licensed trade operators are braced for “potentially another lost summer” after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said this afternoon that…

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Managing Euro 2020 Success
The 2020 UEFA European Championship is a major opportunity to welcome customers who want to…

Managing Euro 2020 Success

The 2020 UEFA European Championship is a major opportunity to welcome customers who want to watch live matches in the…

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SLTA reiterates licensed trade’s fears over Glasgow Green fan zone for Euro 2020
SCOTTISH licensed trade operators are once again questioning why Glasgow Life is being permitted to…

SLTA reiterates licensed trade’s fears over Glasgow Green fan zone for Euro 2020

SCOTTISH licensed trade operators are once again questioning why Glasgow Life is being permitted to set up a month-long 6,000-capacity…

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Sector seeks delay for Deposit Return Scheme in Scotland
Scottish Licensed Trade Association, Scottish Beer and Pub Association and UKHospitality Scotland seek a delay…

Sector seeks delay for Deposit Return Scheme in Scotland

Scottish Licensed Trade Association, Scottish Beer and Pub Association and UKHospitality Scotland seek a delay in the start of the…

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Glasgow will move to Level 2 on Saturday 5 June
The First Minister today outlined the next steps to Parliament and confirmed that Glasgow will…

Glasgow will move to Level 2 on Saturday 5 June

The First Minister today outlined the next steps to Parliament and confirmed that Glasgow will move to Level 2 from…

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The SLTA present concerns to Ivan McKee MSP
The Scottish Licensed Trade Association met privately with the new Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism…

The SLTA present concerns to Ivan McKee MSP

The Scottish Licensed Trade Association met privately with the new Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise this week to…

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Glasgow city remains in Level Three
‘Bittersweet’ news for licensed trade in Glasgow as city remains in Level Three and operators…

Glasgow city remains in Level Three

‘Bittersweet’ news for licensed trade in Glasgow as city remains in Level Three and operators miss out on bank holiday…

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Live background music allowed in Level 2 licensed premises
In line with the reopening of music venues, concert halls and theatres in Level 2…

Live background music allowed in Level 2 licensed premises

In line with the reopening of music venues, concert halls and theatres in Level 2 it will be possible for…

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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 email info@theslta.co.uk

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