Minimum price: MSPs will vote on Wednesday

SNP urges support for minimum price

By Ewan Turney

The Scottish National Party has called on opposition parties to vote for minimum pricing when it reaches Parliament this week. The call comes after...

Yellow Card: discount cards under scrutiny

Legal ruling due on pub discount cards

By John Harrington

A legal test case is set to rule on the legality of drinks discount cards in Scotland — and could provide clarity on other promotions. Mitchells...

Browne: warning against Overprovision Policy

New pubs banned in Scottish county

By Lesley Foottit

A Scottish county has become the first in the country to ban new pubs, clubs and off-licences from almost every street in the area. The...

Belhaven: Myers dies aged 48

Belhaven Brewery's Myers dies

By Lesley Foottit

Jeff Myers, the managing director of the pub division of Greene King's Scottish brewery Belhaven, died in his sleep last Friday aged 48. He...

Scotland: minimum price proposals set to be defeated

Update: Scottish minimum price defeated

By Ewan Turney

The Scottish Government's plans to introduce a minimum price on alcoholic drinks has been defeated at Holyrood today. The Scottish Conservatives...

Supermarket booze: is 45p the magic figure?

Scots want minimum price of 45p/unit

By John Harrington

The Scottish Government has proposed setting a minimum price of 45p per unit, claiming it will mean 50 fewer deaths in the first year.

Mephedrone: banned in March

New 'legal high' hits pubs in Scotland

By Lesley Foottit

Licensees should be on guard against another "legal high", which has caused around 20 users in Scotland to be hospitalised. Ivory Wave is sold as...

Scotland: minimum price could be on the way

Scots could trial minimum price

By Ewan Turney

A controversial minimum price on alcohol scheme could be run in Scotland on a trial basis, the health secretary said.

L-R: Ian Cumming, Alan Cramond, Ewen Cameron and George Thomson

Matthew Clark sells Forth Wines

By Ewan Turney

Drinks wholesaler Matthew Clark, partly owned by Punch Taverns, has sold its Scottish wine merchant business Forth Wines to a group of senior...

Browne: Licensing Act has hit pubs

Alcohol licences in Scotland fall 14%

By John Harrington

Scottish trade chiefs have blamed the "cost and complexity" of the country's new Licensing Act for a 14% fall in alcohol licences. Figures obtained...

Amendment is a victory for campaigners

Pub disability law passed in Scotland

By Ewan Turney

Anyone applying for a premises licence in Scotland will have to state what they've done to abide by disability discrimination laws, after an...

Scotland will be able to set their own drink drive limit

Scots face drink-drive limit cut

By John Harrington

Trade chiefs say a cut in the drink-drive limit in Scotland is almost inevitable after plans to devolve power on setting the limit.