Scotland

Early day motion: Belhaven brewery's 300th year has been recognised in the House of Commons

Belhaven brewery celebrates 300th birthday

By Emily Hawkins

The oldest working brewery in Scotland is set to celebrate its 300th birthday this year, with a special pale ale, visitor centre, and weekend music festival to mark the occasion.

Rethink: SBPA says a pubs code in Scotland would cost jobs, investment and opportunities

SBPA warns against proposals to introduce a pubs code in Scotland

By Georgina Townshend

The Scottish Beer & Pub Association have called for a "rethink" on the proposed bill which would establish a pubs code in Scotland, saying that if successful, it would "cost jobs, investment and opportunities, while punishing tied-pubs...

Spirit price rise: with Scotland set to introduce minimum unit pricing, will Wales follow and will English border towns become 'the new Calais'?

Minimum unit pricing not UK wide

By Poppleston Allen

The Supreme Court has backed the Scottish decision to introduce minimum unit pricing (MUP) but let’s consider how we got here and what’s next.

Drop the Dram Duty: Latest polling shows broad disaffection with how the Government is dealing with the Scotch Whisky industry.

Scots call on Hammond to cut whisky duty

By Stuart Stone

New polling has revealed that more than two thirds of Scots want Chancellor Philip Hammond to cut whisky's “supertax” in this month’s budget.

Low levels: stocks of North Sea cod fell to just 44,000 tonnes in 2006

Cod off the ‘endangered’ list

By Nikkie Sutton

British cod is back on the menu and accredited as sustainable, more than a decade after North Sea cod stocks came close to collapse.

'Shifting the burden': the SNP manifesto pledges to conduct a review of alcohol taxation

General Election 2017

SNP pledges to ‘review alcohol tax’

By Georgina Townshend

The Scottish National Party (SNP) has promised to conduct a review of alcohol taxation, while supporting moves to introduce minimum unit pricing (MUP), in its pre-election manifesto.