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SLTA calls on Westminster Government to think again on the new points based immigration system
The Westminster Government must reconsider its plans on immigration to avert the devastating impact which…

SLTA calls on Westminster Government to think again on the new points based immigration system

The Westminster Government must reconsider its plans on immigration to avert the devastating impact which will be borne by the…

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SLTA Welcomes changes to Commercial Rates
Last week the Scottish Government presented its 2020-21 Draft Budget which made some welcome changes…

SLTA Welcomes changes to Commercial Rates

Last week the Scottish Government presented its 2020-21 Draft Budget which made some welcome changes to the Commercial Rating System…

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Bill to protect Scotland’s pubs lodged at Parliament
A landmark Bill to deliver greater fairness and choice for Scotland’s pubs has been lodged…

Bill to protect Scotland’s pubs lodged at Parliament

A landmark Bill to deliver greater fairness and choice for Scotland’s pubs has been lodged at the Scottish Parliament. By…

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SLTA stalwart Billy Gold wins rare bottle of Whyte & Mackay
Proprietor of the Hielan Jessie in Glasgow’s Gallowgate, Billy Gold, is one of the recipients…

SLTA stalwart Billy Gold wins rare bottle of Whyte & Mackay

Proprietor of the Hielan Jessie in Glasgow’s Gallowgate, Billy Gold, is one of the recipients of a rare bottle of…

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SLTA welcomes Holyrood decision to retain the Uniform Business Rate and national rates reliefs
Following concerted efforts by the Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) and other industry groups to…

SLTA welcomes Holyrood decision to retain the Uniform Business Rate and national rates reliefs

Following concerted efforts by the Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) and other industry groups to retain the UBR and national…

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Brexit uncertainty fails to dampen optimism and growth for Scotland’s licensed trade
The Scottish Licensed Trade Association today releases its annual On-trade Christmas/New Year Market Review, sponsored…

Brexit uncertainty fails to dampen optimism and growth for Scotland’s licensed trade

The Scottish Licensed Trade Association today releases its annual On-trade Christmas/New Year Market Review, sponsored by KPMG UK, containing key…

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STLA collaborates with other business groups to save the uniform business rate
The Scottish Licensed Trade Association is collaborating with other leading business groups and sectoral trade…

STLA collaborates with other business groups to save the uniform business rate

The Scottish Licensed Trade Association is collaborating with other leading business groups and sectoral trade associations in a bid to…

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Programme unveiled for STA Signature Conference 2020
The STA Signature Conference takes place in March and those wishing to attend are urged…

Programme unveiled for STA Signature Conference 2020

The STA Signature Conference takes place in March and those wishing to attend are urged to take advantage of early…

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Update from Hill Brown Licensing
It is usually nice to get surprises at Christmas time but towards the end of…

Update from Hill Brown Licensing

It is usually nice to get surprises at Christmas time but towards the end of last year, hundreds of Personal…

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SLTA marks 140th anniversary with rallying call to new generation of licensees to get involved.
SCOTLAND’S leading licensed trade association and oldest National On-trade protection group is marking its 140th…

SLTA marks 140th anniversary with rallying call to new generation of licensees to get involved.

SCOTLAND’S leading licensed trade association and oldest National On-trade protection group is marking its 140th anniversary in 2020 and wants…

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INDUSTRY PARTNER: EDRINGTON-BEAM SUNTORY
With the high-profile rebrand from Maxxium UK to Edrington-Beam Suntory UK in April 2018, followed…

INDUSTRY PARTNER: EDRINGTON-BEAM SUNTORY

With the high-profile rebrand from Maxxium UK to Edrington-Beam Suntory UK in April 2018, followed closely by the opening of…

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SLTA ‘deeply concerned’ at plans to scrap current business rating system
Following concerted efforts by the Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) and other industry bodies to…

SLTA ‘deeply concerned’ at plans to scrap current business rating system

Following concerted efforts by the Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) and other industry bodies to have the commercial rating system…

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SLTA makes final submission to Scottish Government on DRS
The SLTA has made its final submission to the Scottish Government’s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS)…

SLTA makes final submission to Scottish Government on DRS

The SLTA has made its final submission to the Scottish Government’s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) Consultation, which closed on December…

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INDUSTRY PARTNER: TENNENT’S
Tennent’s Story attracts record visitors in first year   The Tennent’s Story visitor centre at Wellpark…

INDUSTRY PARTNER: TENNENT’S

Tennent’s Story attracts record visitors in first year   The Tennent’s Story visitor centre at Wellpark Brewery is celebrating a record…

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SLTA Survey: What are the challenges and issues most affecting your business?
The Scottish Licensed Trade Association is inviting all licensees to take part in our latest…

SLTA Survey: What are the challenges and issues most affecting your business?

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

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Best Bar None Scotland
Edinburgh Best Bar None awards 2019
Pubs and restaurants across the capital have been recognised for best practice in the Edinburgh…

Edinburgh Best Bar None awards 2019

Pubs and restaurants across the capital have been recognised for best practice in the Edinburgh Best Bar None awards. This…

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Cybercrime a ‘real threat’ to bars and restaurants, warns Best Bar None Scotland
Best Bar None Scotland is warning that cybercrime is now a “real threat” to all…

Cybercrime a ‘real threat’ to bars and restaurants, warns Best Bar None Scotland

Best Bar None Scotland is warning that cybercrime is now a “real threat” to all bars and restaurants if they…

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Hop onboard the Orient Express – it’s one of the best afternoon tea experiences in Edinburgh
Readers of the Edinburgh Evening News have voted the Orient Express Experience at the Queen…

Hop onboard the Orient Express – it’s one of the best afternoon tea experiences in Edinburgh

Readers of the Edinburgh Evening News have voted the Orient Express Experience at the Queen Charlotte Rooms as one of…

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Leading Scottish hotelier and tourism ambassador honoured at SLTN Awards
The head of a 150-year-old family business, and a passionate advocate for the Scottish tourism…

Leading Scottish hotelier and tourism ambassador honoured at SLTN Awards

The head of a 150-year-old family business, and a passionate advocate for the Scottish tourism and hospitality industries, was presented…

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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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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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