Tag: Scottish Government

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Scotland aims to be world’s best for food and drink

Scotland is set to aim to be considered the best place in the world to run a food...

Scottish Parliament
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ACS lobbies Holyrood on Primary Authority partnerships

The ACS has called for the development of Primary Authority partnerships in Scotland and for the inclusion of...

Empty bottles
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SGF and ACS team up to oppose bottle return scheme

The Scottish Grocers’ Federation and the Association of Convenience Stores have joined forces to voice their opposition to...

Woman with shopping basket
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Fall in Scottish retail sales

The latest Scottish Government’s Retail Sales Index has revealed that the value of retail sales in Scotland fell...

Man using electronic cigarette
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E-cigs ban for under-18s

The Scottish Government will ban the sale of non-medicinal e-cigarettes to under-18s - and also make it an offence for...

Scottish Parliament building
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New licensing objective proposal causes concern for retailers

The possibility of a sixth licensing proposal aimed at specifically reducing alcohol consumption has led the SGF and...

David Martin
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Call for Scottish business rates reforms

The Scottish Retail Consortium has called for the Scottish Government to act following the announcement of a review...

Pints of beer
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Craft brewers form The Brewers’ Association of Scotland

A group of eight independent Scottish brewers have joined forces to form The Brewers’ Association of Scotland. The...

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SGF and Scottish Government team up to ‘transform’ Scotland’s relationship with food

First Minister Alex Salmond announced a new partnership between the Scottish Government and the SGF, at the SGF...