Shop humour

Hats off to this North Lanarkshire cafe owner, who has drawn inspiration from the local discounter for the name of their business.

The wonderfully-named Bacchialdi’s Cafe & Takeway in Airdrie is located behind the local Aldi store. We congratulate Twitter user @Barcajim3 for drawing this to our attention. It is unclear whether diners can expect to experience Bacchanalian excess when they drop by for a roll and sausage.

Walking all over

Employees at Scotch Glasgow whisky giant Whyte & Mackay have hailed Captain Tom Moore as the inspiration for their ambitious charity drive.

Workers around the world have embarked on a virtual adventure that will see them clock up nearly 29,000 miles, more than is needed to complete a full lap of the earth, by walking, running, rowing and cycling.

The Whyte & Mackay Cares challenge was inspired by the feats of 100 year old Captain Tom Moore, who raised nearly £33 million for the NHS by walking laps of his garden.

A target of £50,000 has been set, with the funds going to charities such as the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH).

Flexible app

Tennent’s Lager has delighted publicans with the promise of a free pint to reward consumers for their sacrifices during the pandemic and help drive people back into pubs as the lockdown eases. But it is not the only way the brewer is seeking to support the industry. Managing director Kenny Gray noted the many uses of the brewer’s LOCAL app range from allowing pub-goers to order food and drink at tables to helping with the track and trace effort, if needed.