Tied Pubs and Adjudicator
CAMRA has long campaigned for greater fairness in the pub trade. MSP Neil Bibby has proposed a Bill which would offer greater protection to licensees, particularly those tied to a pubco. A number of MSPs have already signed up to support Neil Bibby’s Bill on Tied Pubs and Adjudicator are listed be here.
If your Constituency or Regional MSP is not on this list please lobby them to support the Bill to help gain a success for this important CAMRA campaign. Hopefully, we can end lack of choice for the consumer in pubs owned by PubCos and help small brewers get their produce to market by expanding guest ale choice.
To identify MSPs associated with your post code, follow this link.
Further Recognition for Stuart
Our Full Pints editor, Stuart McMahon, has been recognised with a national award. At the recent Glasgow Real Ale Festival, Stuart was named as Scotland & Northern Ireland Branches Volunteer of the Year. For members who may not be aware, not only does Stuart edit our branch magazine, he also designs the branch posters that you'll see in your local real ale outlet. In addition, Stuart has made a major contribution to this year's Scottish Real Festival preparations, designing all the printed publicity, the token card, cask end labels and not forgetting acting as editor of the festival programme itself.
South Ayrshire has a new real ale outlet. The Maybole Arms has installed a hand pull and is serving ales supplied by Ayr Brewing Company.
Real ale has arrived in West Kilbride. The Twa Dugs has been selling ale supplied by Ayr Brewing Company. The sister pub in Millport, also known as The Twa Dugs is also selling real ale.
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