The wrath of Glasgow restaurant owners over restrictions


Week for Industry

This week, two Glasgow restaurateurs shed light on the challenges they face in the midst of rising discontent within the hospitality industry over the city’s new closure restrictions.

Alan Tomkins, who for almost four decades has run pubs in the area, can’t understand why restaurants are forced to close at 6 p.m. When there are no retail store hours limits.

On Friday, Glasgow stepped up from tier four to tier three of Scotland’s closure scheme, enabling pubs to invite customers to buy meals and non-alcoholic beverages inside. Pubs must close at 6 p.m. in tier three.

This week, the owner of another iconic Glasgow restaurant announced “the most influential decision” for the industry since the pandemic started, Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement about the constraints facing hospitality businesses during the critical Christmas season.

The owner of Battlefield Rest, Marco Giannasi, pointed to the immense obstacles that hospitality companies face.

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The owner of an iconic restaurant in Glasgow shared his surprise that his company could only open until 6 p.m. When “mega-stores” are open during the essential festive season and do not serve alcohol.

In an interview with The earlier this week, Marco Giannasi, who formed Battlefield Rest in 1994, had argued that restaurants such as his should at least be permitted under the tier system to serve alcohol during’ restricted hours.’

Marco Giannasi, owner of Battlefield Rest, notes that restaurants are “sidelined” in setting the rules.

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, a Glasgow restaurateur has made known his conviction that the industry is “sidelined” voicing surprise that stores like his are only allowed to operate until 6 pm during the crucial Christmas season when “mega stores” are open.

Marco Giannasi, who in 1994 created the landmark Battlefield Rest on the south side of Glasgow, told The that restaurateurs don’t understand why they are facing such extreme constraints.

Graeme Roy’s professor. Photography by Gordon Terris.

Graeme Roy, a University of Glasgow recruit. As head of Fraser of Allander, Mairi Spowage takes over.

The head of the Fraser of Allander Institute at the University of Strathclyde, Graeme Roy, is leaving the University of Glasgow to join the College of Social Sciences as dean of external participation.

Mairi Spowage, Fraser of Allander’s deputy director, will become the think tank’s interim director on 1 March, when Mr. Roy starts his new job at the University of Glasgow. Roy’s change comes shortly after Danny Blanchflower, a former member of the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee, was named a visiting professor at the University of Glasgow.

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The Frasers Group of Mike Ashley has renewed its interest in battling Debenhams, joining last-minute negotiations to purchase the U.K. The department store chain fell apart last week after a proposed rescue deal with JD Sports.

Frasers Group announced that it was in talks for a potential rescue transaction for Debenhams’ U.K. with managers. Company, but cautioned that it required haste.

The corporation was placed in receivership.

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