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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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Financial support for Level 3 businesses
Financial support available to businesses in areas that remain under COVID-19 Level 3 restrictions -…

Financial support for Level 3 businesses

Financial support available to businesses in areas that remain under COVID-19 Level 3 restrictions - currently Moray and Glasgow City…

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Further easing of COVID restrictions confirmed for 17 May
Further easing of restrictions as most of mainland Scotland moves to Level 2, with a…

Further easing of COVID restrictions confirmed for 17 May

Further easing of restrictions as most of mainland Scotland moves to Level 2, with a further relaxation on restrictions for…

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Scottish Music Industry on brink of collapse
Leading figures of the Scottish Commercial Music Industry Task Force have called on the Scottish…

Scottish Music Industry on brink of collapse

Leading figures of the Scottish Commercial Music Industry Task Force have called on the Scottish Government to step up and…

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New Physical Distancing Guidance
Updated guidance on physical distancing measures has now been confirmed and  just been updated this morning.…

New Physical Distancing Guidance

Updated guidance on physical distancing measures has now been confirmed and  just been updated this morning. This guidance includes information on…

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Helping your business to reopen safely toolkit
Re-opening toolkit specifically for the hospitality industry is now available from the Scottish Government. This…

Helping your business to reopen safely toolkit

Re-opening toolkit specifically for the hospitality industry is now available from the Scottish Government. This resource can be downloaded and…

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Scotland’s night time economy ‘on brink of collapse’
The Night Time Industries Association is today warning of an impending unemployment tsunami, with up…

Scotland’s night time economy ‘on brink of collapse’

The Night Time Industries Association is today warning of an impending unemployment tsunami, with up to 24,000 jobs thought to…

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New updated guidance for the hospitality industry
The Scottish Government have tonight released new updated guidance for the hospitality industry.   There will be…

New updated guidance for the hospitality industry

The Scottish Government have tonight released new updated guidance for the hospitality industry.   There will be further updates, but the new…

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Whisky Tasting Event for Charity
The Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) is organising a very special, hybrid, whisky tasting event…

Whisky Tasting Event for Charity

The Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) is organising a very special, hybrid, whisky tasting event on 28th April at 19:30 in…

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SLTA News and Updates 14th April
Yesterday the First Minister gave an update on changes to COVID-19 restrictions. She said, while…

SLTA News and Updates 14th April

Yesterday the First Minister gave an update on changes to COVID-19 restrictions. She said, while the data will continue to…

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SLTA News and Updates 6th April
From 26 April it is expected that the tourism and hospitality industry will begin to…

SLTA News and Updates 6th April

From 26 April it is expected that the tourism and hospitality industry will begin to reopen albeit under extremely restrictive…

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SLTA News and Updates 23rd March
Scottish Thistle Awards 2021/22 programme cancelled. Due to the continued pressure and uncertainty that Scotland’s…

SLTA News and Updates 23rd March

Scottish Thistle Awards 2021/22 programme cancelled. Due to the continued pressure and uncertainty that Scotland’s tourism, hospitality and events industries…

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SLTA News and Updates 22nd March
Non-Domestic Rates Government Support, the Strategic Framework Business Fund and the Restart Grants. Retail, Hospitality,…

SLTA News and Updates 22nd March

Non-Domestic Rates Government Support, the Strategic Framework Business Fund and the Restart Grants. Retail, Hospitality, Leisure & Aviation Rates Relief.…

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SLTA News and Updates 16th March
‘Tough times ahead’ for licensed hospitality sector, warns SLTA, following the First Minister’s statement today.…

SLTA News and Updates 16th March

‘Tough times ahead’ for licensed hospitality sector, warns SLTA, following the First Minister’s statement today. The SLTA has expressed bitter…

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SLTA News and Updates 15th March
Scottish Hospitality Trade Bodies Provide Government with Route Out of Lockdown. A united set of…

SLTA News and Updates 15th March

Scottish Hospitality Trade Bodies Provide Government with Route Out of Lockdown. A united set of recommendations from organisations representing Scotland’s…

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SLTA News and Updates 9th March
First Minister confirms 'indicative timeline' announcement on economy reopening for 16th March First Minister, Nicola…

SLTA News and Updates 9th March

First Minister confirms 'indicative timeline' announcement on economy reopening for 16th March First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon confirmed this afternoon that…

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Response to Chancellor’s Budget
UK Chancellor’s Budget offers short-term fix but no longer-term vision. The Scottish Licensed Trade Association…

Response to Chancellor’s Budget

UK Chancellor’s Budget offers short-term fix but no longer-term vision. The Scottish Licensed Trade Association has welcomed the decision by…

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SLTA News and Updates 3rd March
The recent announcement of an extension of the ‘hospitality’ rates relief in Scotland until 31st…

SLTA News and Updates 3rd March

The recent announcement of an extension of the ‘hospitality’ rates relief in Scotland until 31st March 2022 is welcome news…

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SLTA News and Updates 23rd February
Scotland’s phased and careful approach to easing lockdown restrictions while continuing to suppress Coronavirus (COVID-19)…

SLTA News and Updates 23rd February

Scotland’s phased and careful approach to easing lockdown restrictions while continuing to suppress Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been outlined by the…

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SLTA News and Updates 17th February
Finance Minister announces non-domestic rates relief will be extended even further. Scottish Government likely to…

SLTA News and Updates 17th February

Finance Minister announces non-domestic rates relief will be extended even further. Scottish Government likely to advise against booking Easter holidays…

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SLTA News and Updates 16th February
SLTA slams University of Stirling survey of just 29 premises that claims licensed trade has…

SLTA News and Updates 16th February

SLTA slams University of Stirling survey of just 29 premises that claims licensed trade has not adhered to Covid guidelines.…

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SLTA News and Updates 10th February
Businesses will need to apply for extended Scottish Government Rates Relief. Bounce back loan borrowers…

SLTA News and Updates 10th February

Businesses will need to apply for extended Scottish Government Rates Relief. Bounce back loan borrowers can delay repayments by extra…

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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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