Scotland relief: businesses 'need reassurance now, in this third lockdown, that the Government still has their back and is invested in them – as the Scottish Government has done,' chief executive of the Scottish Beer & Pub Association and the British Beer & Pub Association, Emma McClarkin, says

Business rates relief extended in Scotland

By Emily Hawkins

Business rates relief will be extended for Scottish pubs for an initial three months as Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been urged to enable a further extension for all pubs.

When do Glasgow pubs open?

Scottish pubs in 'stranglehold'

By Emily Hawkins

Pubs in the central belt of Scotland have been dealt another blow, with their closure period extended by a further week.

Tim Douglas and Mitch Stark of CC Blooms, Edinburgh

Great British Pub Awards

Pub Awards: Best Partnership finalist - CC Blooms, Edinburgh


Having enjoyed many years as Edinburgh’s most famous gay nightspot, CC Blooms was, understandably, feeling a little jaded when experienced licensees Mitch Stark and Tim Douglas took on the leasehold of the Punch Taverns site in 2008.

How many G&Ts could you drink? Edinburgh Gin can produce gin for 2.5m a year


Edinburgh Gin launches 2.5m G&T distillery

By Nicholas Robinson

Edinburgh Gin’s new Port of Leith-based distillery, which has been built on the site of a former biscuit factory, will be able to produce enough gin for 2.5 million G&Ts a year.

Bruce Taverns set to grow

Bruce Taverns set to grow

By John Harrington

Bruce Taverns, the Edinburgh-based multi-site operator, is looking at small groups of tenanted pubs and single-site acquisitions as it looks to expand its current 18-strong estate over the next few years.

Family run: Paul Theakston with sons Jo and Rob

Black Sheep control goes to son Rob

The founder of Masham-based Black Sheep Brewery, Paul Theakston, has handed over the reins of day-to-day control to his son Rob Theakston.

BrewDog: on the hunt for second site

BrewDog's Edinburgh pub bid

By The PMA Team

Controversial Scottish brewer BrewDog is looking for a pub site in Edinburgh after opening its first pub in Aberdeen. Managing director James Watt...