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Vaccine passports – could they be extended to more venues?

The Covid-19 vaccine passport scheme will be reviewed on the 16 of November as to whether the scheme should be extended to include more venues. The scheme came into effect on18 October after a seventeen-day grace period.  The scheme has made it law that adults over the age of eighteen must show proof of vaccination […]

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Scotland to move to Tier 3 restrictions on April 26

In Tuesday’s announcement, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed that Scotland will move down to Tier 3 restrictions on Monday 26 April.  This includes the reopening of all non-essential shops and hospitality venues, as well as a lift of travel restrictions within the UK. From next Monday, 6 people from up to 6 households will be […]

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Is the closure of pubs in Scotland’s central belt justified?

From Glasgow to London, from Edinburgh to Liverpool, parts of the country are facing tough new restrictions among attempts by leaders to quell a deluge of fresh coronavirus cases. Still reeling from the economic and psychological toll of nationwide lockdowns earlier this year, both Westminster and devolved governments are attempting to tread a fine line […]

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‘The Glenfiddich Festival Experiment: a thank you like no other’

Service industry staff make our days and nights of fun possible.  They pour our drinks, produce our food and look after our favourite venues.  It seems fitting, therefore, that those who work in this unforgiving industry are rewarded.  How would a totally free festival with complementary catering, world-class musicians, and a masseuse sound?  Well, that […]

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Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby

Returning for its second series, Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby entertains and fascinates in equal measure. Giles Coren and Monica Galetti roll up their sleeves to work alongside staff in some of the most extraordinary hotels in the world. They discover the unique challenges that come with providing top-tier hospitality in extraordinary and often […]