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SLTA News and Updates 21st October
The First Minister’s Statement today included extended restriction on the Licensed Trade and the introduction…

SLTA News and Updates 21st October

The First Minister’s Statement today included extended restriction on the Licensed Trade and the introduction of a tiered system for…

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SLTA News and Updates 20th October
Applications for the Scottish Government’s £40M support fund package to support employees and businesses impacted…

SLTA News and Updates 20th October

Applications for the Scottish Government’s £40M support fund package to support employees and businesses impacted by the new circuit breaker…

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SLTA News and Updates 15th October
The First Minister has announced further details of the £40M support fund package that the…

SLTA News and Updates 15th October

The First Minister has announced further details of the £40M support fund package that the Scottish Government has earmarked to…

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SLTA News and Updates 12th October
Job support scheme expanded to support firms legally required to close due to Covid-19. 1.…

SLTA News and Updates 12th October

Job support scheme expanded to support firms legally required to close due to Covid-19. 1. What is it? • The…

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SLTA News and Updates 10th October
Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop has outlined details of a £40 million fund to help businesses…

SLTA News and Updates 10th October

Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop has outlined details of a £40 million fund to help businesses affected by temporary restrictions to…

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Donald MacLeod has been appointed an MBE for his services in Music and Charity
Donald MacLeod, a long supporter of Nordoff Robbins music therapy, has been appointed an MBE…

Donald MacLeod has been appointed an MBE for his services in Music and Charity

Donald MacLeod, a long supporter of Nordoff Robbins music therapy, has been appointed an MBE for his services in Music…

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SLTA News and Updates 9th October
Late last night the Scottish Government issued updated Covid-19 guidance for the Hospitality Sector, following…

SLTA News and Updates 9th October

Late last night the Scottish Government issued updated Covid-19 guidance for the Hospitality Sector, following the announcement on 7thOctober of…

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SLTA News and Updates 7th October
Doomsday Scenario for Scotland’s Hospitality Sector following First Minister’s Announcement. The Scottish Licensed Trade Association…

SLTA News and Updates 7th October

Doomsday Scenario for Scotland’s Hospitality Sector following First Minister’s Announcement. The Scottish Licensed Trade Association has described the First Minister’s…

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SLTA News and Updates 29th September
Scotland’s Pubs and Bars take biggest hit in the UK following implementation of early closing…

SLTA News and Updates 29th September

Scotland’s Pubs and Bars take biggest hit in the UK following implementation of early closing restrictions. The Scottish Licensed Trade…

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Amended industry guidance on 10pm closing restrictions
Scottish Government releases amended industry guidance on 10pm closing restrictions which come into effect tomorrow,…

Amended industry guidance on 10pm closing restrictions

Scottish Government releases amended industry guidance on 10pm closing restrictions which come into effect tomorrow, Friday 25th September. Due to…

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SLTA News and Updates 24th September
SLTA says Chancellor’s announcement ‘not giving us any grounds for optimism’ and calls for more…

SLTA News and Updates 24th September

SLTA says Chancellor’s announcement ‘not giving us any grounds for optimism’ and calls for more support. The Scottish Licensed Trade…

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SLTA News and Updates 22nd September
First Minister’s announcement is a bitter pill to swallow for Scotland’s pubs and bars. The…

SLTA News and Updates 22nd September

First Minister’s announcement is a bitter pill to swallow for Scotland’s pubs and bars. The Scottish Licensed Trade Association said…

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SLTA News and Updates 14th September
New Covid-19 restrictions announced last week come into place today.  Last week the First Minister confirmed…

SLTA News and Updates 14th September

New Covid-19 restrictions announced last week come into place today.  Last week the First Minister confirmed that Scotland was to remain…

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SLTA News and Updates 8th September
Scotland’s pubs and bars face unprecedented challenges with fears up to 12.5k jobs could be…

SLTA News and Updates 8th September

Scotland’s pubs and bars face unprecedented challenges with fears up to 12.5k jobs could be lost. The Scottish Licensed Trade…

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East Lothian’s Graham Blaikie invites you to help break the record for the world’s biggest online whisky tasting.
Well the day is nearly here. On Friday 4th September when 1775 whisky passport with your…

East Lothian’s Graham Blaikie invites you to help break the record for the world’s biggest online whisky tasting.

Well the day is nearly here. On Friday 4th September when 1775 whisky passport with your help we will gain the…

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SLTA News and Updates 30th August
Further regulations for the hospitality industry issued by Scottish Government on Enforcement Powers. The latest…

SLTA News and Updates 30th August

Further regulations for the hospitality industry issued by Scottish Government on Enforcement Powers. The latest Regulations published by the Scottish…

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SLTA News and Updates 27th August
Petition to extend the Eat Out to Help Out incentive. Launch of 1775 Whisky Passport,…

SLTA News and Updates 27th August

Petition to extend the Eat Out to Help Out incentive. Launch of 1775 Whisky Passport, Scotland’s newest whisky club.  East Lothian’s…

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Two minutes to help us to help you
SLTA Business Insight Survey. How has Covid-19 affected your business and what are the key…

Two minutes to help us to help you

SLTA Business Insight Survey. How has Covid-19 affected your business and what are the key challenges and issues that you…

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SLTA News and Updates 25th August
Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) supports Scottish licensed trade out of lockdown with comprehensive package. New…

SLTA News and Updates 25th August

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) supports Scottish licensed trade out of lockdown with comprehensive package. New Renfrewshire business fund now open…

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SLTA News and Updates 22nd August
Last night the Scottish Government issued updated guidance for the Hospitality and Tourism Sector on…

SLTA News and Updates 22nd August

Last night the Scottish Government issued updated guidance for the Hospitality and Tourism Sector on a number of areas including…

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SLTA News and Updates 21st August
In recent clusters, indoor hospitality settings such as bars and restaurants and social events and…

SLTA News and Updates 21st August

In recent clusters, indoor hospitality settings such as bars and restaurants and social events and gatherings in people’s homes have…

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SLTA News and Updates 14th August
The Scottish Government has today introduced new Statutory Guidance for the hospitality industry including the mandatory…

SLTA News and Updates 14th August

The Scottish Government has today introduced new Statutory Guidance for the hospitality industry including the mandatory collection of customers’ details for…

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SLTA News and Updates 7th August
Collection of customers details to be made mandatory and new statutory guidance for indoor hospitality…

SLTA News and Updates 7th August

Collection of customers details to be made mandatory and new statutory guidance for indoor hospitality venues to be introduced. As…

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SLTA News and Updates 5th August
First Minister imposes lockdown in Aberdeen. Following an increase in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Aberdeen,…

SLTA News and Updates 5th August

First Minister imposes lockdown in Aberdeen. Following an increase in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Aberdeen, local restrictions on travel, indoor…

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SLTA News and Updates 31st July
Aberdeen City Council’s Licensing Board caps Annual Licensing Fees for the On-trade. Scotland’s original, independent…

SLTA News and Updates 31st July

Aberdeen City Council’s Licensing Board caps Annual Licensing Fees for the On-trade. Scotland’s original, independent brewery launches crowdfunding campaign based…

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SLTA News and Updates 30th July
The Scottish Government is putting in place two new funding packages worth £15 million to…

SLTA News and Updates 30th July

The Scottish Government is putting in place two new funding packages worth £15 million to support the tourism sector as…

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SLTA News and Updates 27th July
Covid-19 Supplementary Q&A for the Hospitality Sector The Scottish Government has produced a Question and…

SLTA News and Updates 27th July

Covid-19 Supplementary Q&A for the Hospitality Sector The Scottish Government has produced a Question and Answer document aimed at providing…

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SLTA News and Updates 22nd July
Update on decision by Scottish Government Ministers regarding the use of gaming machines. Following further…

SLTA News and Updates 22nd July

Update on decision by Scottish Government Ministers regarding the use of gaming machines. Following further consideration and health advice the…

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President’s Message
Good Luck Message from the SLTA President As many of us are set to reopen…

President’s Message

Good Luck Message from the SLTA President As many of us are set to reopen our business tomorrow, I thought…

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SLTA News and Updates 13th July
Scottish Alcohol Industry Launches New Confidence and Responsibility Campaign. Getting customers safely back into Scotland’s…

SLTA News and Updates 13th July

Scottish Alcohol Industry Launches New Confidence and Responsibility Campaign. Getting customers safely back into Scotland’s pubs, bars and restaurants is…

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SLTA News and Updates 10th July
The Scottish Government has today published updated guidance on 2m to 1m exemptions for the…

SLTA News and Updates 10th July

The Scottish Government has today published updated guidance on 2m to 1m exemptions for the hospitality industry. New 'Eat Out…

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SLTA News and Updates 9th July
Scotland will officially move to Phase 3 of the route map out of lockdown. First…

SLTA News and Updates 9th July

Scotland will officially move to Phase 3 of the route map out of lockdown. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced earlier…

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SLTA News and Updates 8th July
SLTA response to the Chancellor’s Summer Statement. The Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) has welcomed…

SLTA News and Updates 8th July

SLTA response to the Chancellor’s Summer Statement. The Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) has welcomed Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s decision to…

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SLTA News and Updates 4th July
New Guidance issued on Data Collection of Customers Details. Last night the Scottish Government updated…

SLTA News and Updates 4th July

New Guidance issued on Data Collection of Customers Details. Last night the Scottish Government updated the current overall sector guidance…

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SLTA News and Updates 3rd July
The Scottish Government has announced an update on the approach to physical distancing as well…

SLTA News and Updates 3rd July

The Scottish Government has announced an update on the approach to physical distancing as well as data collection of customer…

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SLTA News and Updates 2nd July
SLTA response to First Minister’s announcement on reduction of Social Distancing Parameters for the Hospitality…

SLTA News and Updates 2nd July

SLTA response to First Minister’s announcement on reduction of Social Distancing Parameters for the Hospitality Industry. In response to the…

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SLTA News and Updates 1st July
Scottish Government – Guidance on the use of Toilets. Flow launch online training modules to…

SLTA News and Updates 1st July

Scottish Government – Guidance on the use of Toilets. Flow launch online training modules to support reopening. Suggestion of quarantine…

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Industry standard and supporting mark for UK tourism
“We're Good to Go" industry standard and supporting mark for UK tourism. Scottish Government’s Updated…

Industry standard and supporting mark for UK tourism

“We're Good to Go" industry standard and supporting mark for UK tourism. Scottish Government’s Updated Route Map. Ongoing Support for…

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SLTA News and Updates 25th June
SLTA’s Response to First Minster’s Relaxation of Rules for Pubs and Hospitality Sector. Key Changes…

SLTA News and Updates 25th June

SLTA’s Response to First Minster’s Relaxation of Rules for Pubs and Hospitality Sector. Key Changes to the Job Retention Scheme…

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SLTA News and Updates 19th June
The Guidance for the tourism and hospitality sector, including procedures for staff and customer safety and…

SLTA News and Updates 19th June

The Guidance for the tourism and hospitality sector, including procedures for staff and customer safety and an operations checklist has now…

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SLTA News and Updates 18th June
The announcement by the First Minister that outdoor areas in Scotland’s pubs and bars are…

SLTA News and Updates 18th June

The announcement by the First Minister that outdoor areas in Scotland’s pubs and bars are to remain closed was met…

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SLTA News and Updates 16th June
More than 23,600 hospitality jobs on the line if social distancing guidelines are not re-examined.…

SLTA News and Updates 16th June

More than 23,600 hospitality jobs on the line if social distancing guidelines are not re-examined. 1m vs 2m - the…

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SLTA News and Updates 10th June
Hospitality and Tourism Industry to re-open on the 15th July (dependent on public health advice).…

SLTA News and Updates 10th June

Hospitality and Tourism Industry to re-open on the 15th July (dependent on public health advice). Tourism Cabinet Secretary, Fergus Ewing,…

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SLTA News and Updates 9th June
Finance Minister, Kate Forbes, announces the end of Small Business Grant and Retail, Hospitality and…

SLTA News and Updates 9th June

Finance Minister, Kate Forbes, announces the end of Small Business Grant and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Schemes. Financial Conduct Authority…

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SLTA News and Updates 5th June
Scotland’s Tourism Industry asks Scottish Government to review Social Distancing Parameters. In a joint letter…

SLTA News and Updates 5th June

Scotland’s Tourism Industry asks Scottish Government to review Social Distancing Parameters. In a joint letter to the Cabinet Secretary for…

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SLTA News and Updates 1st June
As part of the Chancellor’s announcement on Friday he confirmed the changes that would be…

SLTA News and Updates 1st June

As part of the Chancellor’s announcement on Friday he confirmed the changes that would be made to the Furlough Scheme…

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SLTA News and Updates 28th May
Being allowed by Government to open outdoor areas won’t be the saviour of our pubs,…

SLTA News and Updates 28th May

Being allowed by Government to open outdoor areas won’t be the saviour of our pubs, bars and restaurants. Following the…

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Industry survey for premises with rateable value of £51k or above
Plight of Hospitality and Tourism Businesses will not be overshadowed by focus on Scotland's Route…

Industry survey for premises with rateable value of £51k or above

Plight of Hospitality and Tourism Businesses will not be overshadowed by focus on Scotland's Route Map out of the Crisis.…

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SLTA News and Updates 22nd May
SLTA again pleads with Scottish Government to give direct grant aid support to the hospitality…

SLTA News and Updates 22nd May

SLTA again pleads with Scottish Government to give direct grant aid support to the hospitality sector with an RV >£51K. …

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SLTA News and Updates 21st May
The First Minister announced today the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 – Framework for Decision Making and Scotland’s…

SLTA News and Updates 21st May

The First Minister announced today the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 – Framework for Decision Making and Scotland’s Route Map Through and Out…

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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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