SCOTLAND'S tough new drink-drive limit is to have a bigger impact on the future of the pub industry than the smoking ban nine years ago, according to industry experts.
SOME of Scotland's most prominent brewers have called on the Scottish Government to adopt new English legislation that will end to the controversial beer tie for tenanted pubs.
TEENAGERS illegally buying alcohol are given immunity from prosecution, it has been claimed, as official figures show just three convictions in three years.
MINISTERS from the Scottish and UK governments have been lined up to answer questions on the impact the independence referendum will have on the hospitality industry north of the Border.
SHARES in Punch Taverns have tumbled by 5% after the pub company decided to pursue further talks with bondholders on proposals to restructure its £2.3 billion debt pile.