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SLTA News And Updates 8th April

SLTA News and Updates 8th April

Advice and support for food businesses who are introducing food takeaway and delivery services . ScotHot introduce Montgomery Group Webinar Series. Best Bar None Scotland postpone 2020 launch until September.


Dumfries and Galloway Council have issued advice for food businesses who are introducing food takeaway and delivery services where they have not done so before.  Although this helpful guidance obviously covers the Dumfries and Galloway area, the advice helps all those considering this option. Similar advice may have been issued in other council areas and you should check with your respective council.  

However this information is certainly a first step – click here to find out more.

Just Eat announces ’30 day emergency support package’ for restaurants

Just Eat have launched a ’30 day support package’ to help restaurants during this time by removing sign-up fees, providing commission rebates and weekly payments to restaurants – find out more here.


Best Bar None Scotland, a national accreditation and awards scheme which aims to raise safety standards and best practice amongst licensed venues, has postponed its 2020 launch until September. 

Best Bar None is now operational in more than 50 towns and cities across Scotland, many of which reported record numbers taking part in 2019. Areas such as Dumfries and Galloway, East Ayrshire, East Lothian, and Inverness, reported record numbers of venues participating, while the likes of Edinburgh and Glasgow continued to thrive.   

Each year participating venues are visited by an independent assessor and judged on their efforts around the prevention of crime and disorder and securing public safety. Venues are then awarded either a Gold, Silver or Bronze accreditation.

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent forced shut down of all licensed venues, the 2020 Best Bar None Scotland scheme, which was due to officially launch in April, will now be pushed back until September 2020. Robert Hogg, Best Bar None Scotland’s National Coordinator, explains: “The COVID-19 enforced shut down has hit everyone involved in the licensed trade particularly hard, but we will get through this. Our first priority right now must be everyone’s health, so I urge everyone to follow the government’s guidelines of self isolating and washing your hands so we can limit the spread of the virus. This is how we will get our venues open again, by limiting the spread and helping our NHS, Police, Fire and Ambulance staff. “With this in mind, Best Bar None Scotland is provisionally pushing back its 2020 launch to September, to coincide with our rescheduled National Awards. We will then work alongside all venues, and local coordinators, to get premises assessed and accredited as quickly as possible, so we can all get back to enjoying a safe and vibrant night out.” 

Best Bar None Scotland is committed to enhancing safety standards and  recognising positive management in licensed venues across Scotland. It works to reduce crime, reward excellence, and raise standards of alcohol licensed premises. It was developed in partnership with the Scottish Government, Police Scotland, The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Licensing Boards, the Scottish Licensed Trade Association and many other local partners. 

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Starting tomorrow, to help support and inspire businesses, ScotHot are launching ‘The Montgomery Group Series’, a range of webinars with Q&A’s from leading industry figureheads.

Keep your restaurant open and set up a delivery service today
Nick Popovici, Founder, Vita Mojo
Thursday 9th April: 11:00 – 11:20

Marketing in an Unstable Environment
Alison Battisby, Founder, Avocado Social
Thursday 9th April: 14:00 – 14:45

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