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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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Hospitality Health Launches Wellness Charter for East of Scotland
Hospitality Health – the new charity dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of those…

Hospitality Health Launches Wellness Charter for East of Scotland

Hospitality Health – the new charity dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of those in the tourism industry –…

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SLTA and UK Hospitality ‘Deeply Concerned’ Over Timeframe for Personal Licence Holders to Renew Applications
The SLTA and UK Hospitality have written to the Minister for Community Safety, Ash Denham,…

SLTA and UK Hospitality ‘Deeply Concerned’ Over Timeframe for Personal Licence Holders to Renew Applications

The SLTA and UK Hospitality have written to the Minister for Community Safety, Ash Denham, expressing concern over the Scottish…

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Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye Seeking Scotland’s Best Bartenders
Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye is on the lookout for Scotland’s best bartenders as it launches…

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye Seeking Scotland’s Best Bartenders

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye is on the lookout for Scotland’s best bartenders as it launches its Tennessee Rivals cocktail competition…

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SLTA Training First for Caroline Laing from the Mercat Grill
An employee at a multi-award-winning East Lothian bar and restaurant has become the first to…

SLTA Training First for Caroline Laing from the Mercat Grill

An employee at a multi-award-winning East Lothian bar and restaurant has become the first to pass the Scottish Certificate for…

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Personal Licence Renewals – A lifeline?
This week the Scottish Government stepped in with emergency legislation which will ease the burden…

Personal Licence Renewals – A lifeline?

This week the Scottish Government stepped in with emergency legislation which will ease the burden on Licensing Boards responsible for…

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Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme
On Wednesday, the Scottish Government unveiled its detailed plans for Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme. Environment…

Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme

On Wednesday, the Scottish Government unveiled its detailed plans for Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme. Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham announced an…

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Deposit Return Scheme – Win For The SLTA and On-Trade Groups
Scottish Government Environment Secretary, Roseanna Cunningham, announced yesterday that a new Deposit Return Scheme will…

Deposit Return Scheme – Win For The SLTA and On-Trade Groups

Scottish Government Environment Secretary, Roseanna Cunningham, announced yesterday that a new Deposit Return Scheme will be introduced in Scotland. The…

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SLTA chairman Jim Grierson reflects on the last year’s developments – and looks to the future
IT’S A crisp April morning and Jim Grierson is typing away on his phone as…

SLTA chairman Jim Grierson reflects on the last year’s developments – and looks to the future

IT’S A crisp April morning and Jim Grierson is typing away on his phone as I arrive at Gleneagles to…

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SLTA’s new online training facility well received by members
TRAINING within the licensed trade has never been more important and the SLTA’s new online…

SLTA’s new online training facility well received by members

TRAINING within the licensed trade has never been more important and the SLTA’s new online courses – designed to make…

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Investment at Coll Hotel with opening of new restaurant and bars
It boasts one of the most beautiful beaches in Scotland but the Isle of Coll…

Investment at Coll Hotel with opening of new restaurant and bars

It boasts one of the most beautiful beaches in Scotland but the Isle of Coll is also home to a…

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Entries open for the Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards 2019
Tourism operators are encouraged to seize the opportunity for business recognition at the 2019 Highlands…

Entries open for the Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards 2019

Tourism operators are encouraged to seize the opportunity for business recognition at the 2019 Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards (HITA).…

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Occasional licences – should there be limits?
The Scottish Government launched yet another licensing consultation. This time they are inviting views on…

Occasional licences – should there be limits?

The Scottish Government launched yet another licensing consultation. This time they are inviting views on whether or not to raise…

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Best Bar None National Awards – the winners championing best practice
An Edinburgh venue – the Black Rose Tavern – has been recognised as the National…

Best Bar None National Awards – the winners championing best practice

An Edinburgh venue – the Black Rose Tavern – has been recognised as the National Champion in Scotland by Best…

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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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