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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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Hill Brown Licensing Q&A – In Need of Guidance
Last week, the Scottish Government launched a consultation to invite views on draft revised Guidance…

Hill Brown Licensing Q&A – In Need of Guidance

Last week, the Scottish Government launched a consultation to invite views on draft revised Guidance to Licensing Boards for the…

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SLTA’s Colin Wilkinson highlights key issues affecting the industry
Speaking at his first SLTA AGM as managing director, Colin Wilkinson discussed the refreshed structure,…

SLTA’s Colin Wilkinson highlights key issues affecting the industry

Speaking at his first SLTA AGM as managing director, Colin Wilkinson discussed the refreshed structure, describing it as a new…

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SLTA must remain at forefront of the industry
SLTA president John Shearer has called on the licensed trade to continue to take the…

SLTA must remain at forefront of the industry

SLTA president John Shearer has called on the licensed trade to continue to take the lead on all issues affecting…

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Child sexual exploitation – be aware
North Lanarkshire Child Protection Committee is backing a campaign to prevent and tackle child sexual…

Child sexual exploitation – be aware

North Lanarkshire Child Protection Committee is backing a campaign to prevent and tackle child sexual exploitation. March 18 was National…

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SLTA meets with Scottish Business Minister
The SLTA held a useful meeting with Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Business, Fair Work…

SLTA meets with Scottish Business Minister

The SLTA held a useful meeting with Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills, at which several…

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Help shape Scotland’s tourism strategy
Are you passionate about your business and Scotland’s tourism assets? If you are then please…

Help shape Scotland’s tourism strategy

Are you passionate about your business and Scotland’s tourism assets? If you are then please have your say on Scotland’s…

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What’s next for Scotland’s tourism industry?
The Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) is preparing to launch Scottish Tourism Month in March and,…

What’s next for Scotland’s tourism industry?

The Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) is preparing to launch Scottish Tourism Month in March and, as part of this highlight…

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SLTA to support Liquid Academy at ScotHot
Plan ahead and book informative sessions at Liquid Academy Live at ScotHot 2019, where the…

SLTA to support Liquid Academy at ScotHot

Plan ahead and book informative sessions at Liquid Academy Live at ScotHot 2019, where the SLTA will be hosting and…

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Dumfries and Galloway Council leader rules out tourist tax
As the debate over a so-called “tourist tax” rumbles on, the leader of Dumfries and…

Dumfries and Galloway Council leader rules out tourist tax

As the debate over a so-called “tourist tax” rumbles on, the leader of Dumfries and Galloway Council has spoken out…

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New Scottish charity for hospitality calls for culture change
A new charity, said to be the first of its kind in Scotland, aims to…

New Scottish charity for hospitality calls for culture change

A new charity, said to be the first of its kind in Scotland, aims to highlight the importance of the…

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VENUE REPORT: St Andrews bar and restaurant The Adamson gets a makeover
An award-winning St Andrews bar and restaurant has had a makeover to transform it into…

VENUE REPORT: St Andrews bar and restaurant The Adamson gets a makeover

An award-winning St Andrews bar and restaurant has had a makeover to transform it into a lighter and brighter establishment.…

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Police hate crime campaign targets night-time economy
Police Scotland is focusing on workers in the night-time economy in an effort to encourage…

Police hate crime campaign targets night-time economy

Police Scotland is focusing on workers in the night-time economy in an effort to encourage more victims of hate crime…

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Hill Brown Licensing Q&A – Things need to get personal – now!
In Trade Talk last October, l urged you to act quickly to undertake refresher training…

Hill Brown Licensing Q&A – Things need to get personal – now!

In Trade Talk last October, l urged you to act quickly to undertake refresher training and renew your personal licences…

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Scottish Tourism Alliance responds to Scottish Government’s tourist tax plans
Yesterday's announcement that the Scottish Government will legislate to provide local authorities with powers to…

Scottish Tourism Alliance responds to Scottish Government’s tourist tax plans

Yesterday's announcement that the Scottish Government will legislate to provide local authorities with powers to raise additional revenues through a…

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Scottish Government Transient Visitor Levy
The Scottish Licensed Trade Association welcomes the opportunity to further participate in the Scottish Government’s…

Scottish Government Transient Visitor Levy

The Scottish Licensed Trade Association welcomes the opportunity to further participate in the Scottish Government’s National Conversation on the introduction…

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Tourism and hospitality round table in Inverness
SLTA representatives joined other members of the tourism and hospitality sectors at an industry round…

Tourism and hospitality round table in Inverness

SLTA representatives joined other members of the tourism and hospitality sectors at an industry round table meeting in Inverness at…

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MBE for Judith Fish of the Applecross Inn
A well-known Wester Ross publican hotelier was recognised with an MBE in the Queen’s New…

MBE for Judith Fish of the Applecross Inn

A well-known Wester Ross publican hotelier was recognised with an MBE in the Queen’s New Year honours. Judith Fish of…

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SLTA Survey Reveals Significant Increase in Outlets Showing Growth
The Scottish Licensed Trade Association has released its Christmas/New Year On-Trade Market Review, sponsored by…

SLTA Survey Reveals Significant Increase in Outlets Showing Growth

The Scottish Licensed Trade Association has released its Christmas/New Year On-Trade Market Review, sponsored by KPMG UK, containing key insights…

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SLTA AGM – Save the Date
Once again, the AGM will take place during Scottish Tourism Month – linking in with…

SLTA AGM – Save the Date

Once again, the AGM will take place during Scottish Tourism Month – linking in with ScotHot 2019 and the Scottish…

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Industry Partner: DIAGEO Plans to Transform Glenkinchie Distillery Visitor Experience
Another key milestone has been passed in the plans for a major transformation of the…

Industry Partner: DIAGEO Plans to Transform Glenkinchie Distillery Visitor Experience

Another key milestone has been passed in the plans for a major transformation of the Glenkinchie Distillery visitor experience after…

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Success for SLTA’s Vice-President in Scottish Hotel Awards
Lockerbie-based Stephen Montgomery, the SLTA’s vice-president, won three main category awards at the Scottish Hotel…

Success for SLTA’s Vice-President in Scottish Hotel Awards

Lockerbie-based Stephen Montgomery, the SLTA’s vice-president, won three main category awards at the Scottish Hotel Awards (South West) competition. His…

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Tourist Tax
In recent months, a number of our Local Authorities and the Convention of Scottish Local…

Tourist Tax

In recent months, a number of our Local Authorities and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (CoSLA) have called for…

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Register Free ScotHot 2019
Register your complimentary place at ScotHot, Scotland’s premier showcase for the food, drink, hospitality and…

Register Free ScotHot 2019

Register your complimentary place at ScotHot, Scotland’s premier showcase for the food, drink, hospitality and tourism returning to SEC Glasgow on 13 – 14 March 2019.
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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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