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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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SLTA’s 12 Days of Christmas
I would like to wish all of our members, supporters, readers and everyone involved in…

SLTA’s 12 Days of Christmas

I would like to wish all of our members, supporters, readers and everyone involved in the licensed trade a happy and prosperous holiday season – and a healthy and improving horizon in the coming year.
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Best Bar None Scotland
Best Bar None in focus
With venues all around the country going through rigorous assessments, Best Bar None awards presentations…

Best Bar None in focus

With venues all around the country going through rigorous assessments, Best Bar None awards presentations have been taking place to reward licensed venues for their commitment to enhancing public safety and customer experience.
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Get involved with Springboard’s FutureChef
FutureChef, the Springboard Charity’s national culinary programme, which introduces young people aged 12 to 16…

Get involved with Springboard’s FutureChef

FutureChef, the Springboard Charity’s national culinary programme, which introduces young people aged 12 to 16 to the basic cooking skills they will need throughout their life, is urging teachers to get involved.
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Economies of Ale: small pubs close as chains focus on big bars
More than 11,000 pubs have closed in the UK in the last decade – a…

Economies of Ale: small pubs close as chains focus on big bars

More than 11,000 pubs have closed in the UK in the last decade – a fall of almost a quarter (23%). Analysis shows that it is small pubs that are disappearing as the big pub chains consolidate their businesses around bigger bars.
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SLTA opposes Edinburgh tourist tax
Leading tourism and hospitality groups – including the SLTA – have written to Edinburgh City…

SLTA opposes Edinburgh tourist tax

Leading tourism and hospitality groups – including the SLTA – have written to Edinburgh City Council outlining their opposition to its proposal to introduce a tourist tax.
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SLTA opposes blanket ban on alcohol advertising
Curbs on the marketing of alcoholic drinks to protect children are included in the Scottish…

SLTA opposes blanket ban on alcohol advertising

Curbs on the marketing of alcoholic drinks to protect children are included in the Scottish Government’s new plans to tackle alcohol harm.
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Hill Brown Licensing Q&A – The Licensed Hours Lottery
The Licensed Hours Lottery – did your numbers come up? The Granite City has ushered…

Hill Brown Licensing Q&A – The Licensed Hours Lottery

The Licensed Hours Lottery – did your numbers come up? The Granite City has ushered in a change which will come to mean that its pubs benefit from the longest hours in Scotland.
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Scottish Personal Licence Holder Qualification Consultation
Your input is vital to ensuring the revised qualifications meet your needs and add value…

Scottish Personal Licence Holder Qualification Consultation

Your input is vital to ensuring the revised qualifications meet your needs and add value to both the individual and business.
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INDUSTRY INVESTMENT: Bibi Aperitivo Bar, Newton Mearns
An Italian-style aperitivo bar is the latest outlet to join the food and drink scene…

INDUSTRY INVESTMENT: Bibi Aperitivo Bar, Newton Mearns

An Italian-style aperitivo bar is the latest outlet to join the food and drink scene in Newton Mearns in East Renfrewshire.
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Food Standards Scotland seeks views on out-of-home (OOH) eating
The proposals are aimed at promoting changes towards healthier versions of our favourite foods.

Food Standards Scotland seeks views on out-of-home (OOH) eating

The proposals are aimed at promoting changes towards healthier versions of our favourite foods.
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City of Edinburgh Council consultation into tourist tax
The City of Edinburgh Council has launched its formal consultation into a proposed Transient Visitor…

City of Edinburgh Council consultation into tourist tax

The City of Edinburgh Council has launched its formal consultation into a proposed Transient Visitor Levy (TVL) – or tourist tax – in the capital despite First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announcing that a Scottish Government consultation will be held on a national tourist tax.
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#NotAlone roadshow heads to Aberdeen
Aberdeen is the next destination for The Ben’s new #NotAlone mental health campaign as a…

#NotAlone roadshow heads to Aberdeen

Aberdeen is the next destination for The Ben’s new #NotAlone mental health campaign as a second roadshow takes place at BrewDog Castlegate in the city on November 13.
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Lower drink-driving limit ‘has little effect’ on road deaths and accidents
The reduction in Scotland’s drink-driving limit has had little effect on the level of deaths…

Lower drink-driving limit ‘has little effect’ on road deaths and accidents

The reduction in Scotland’s drink-driving limit has had little effect on the level of deaths and accidents on the nation’s roads, according to a University of Strathclyde study.
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Hospitality sector to benefit from business rates cap
Hotels and bars across Scotland are among those who will benefit from a cap to…

Hospitality sector to benefit from business rates cap

Hotels and bars across Scotland are among those who will benefit from a cap to their business rates bill following an announcement by Public Finance Minister Kate Forbes.
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Tennent’s Lager to open the UK’s biggest beer attraction
A new visitor centre in the east end of Glasgow is set to make Tennent’s…

Tennent’s Lager to open the UK’s biggest beer attraction

A new visitor centre in the east end of Glasgow is set to make Tennent’s Lager’s Wellpark Brewery the leading beer destination in the UK when it opens to the public on November 22.
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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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