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21/05/2021

Compensate Glasgow pubs for lost beer that won’t last until re-opening: CAMRA

Cask ale bought by pubs in anticipation of opening last Monday may have to be thrown away before citys pubs can open their doors for inside sales

Commenting on the First Minister’s announcement today that Glasgow will remain in Level 3 for at least another week, CAMRA’s Scotland Director Joe Crawford said:

“Today’s announcement is devastating news for publicans, pub goers and brewers across Glasgow, who were hoping that they would be able to join the rest of the country moving in the right direction towards normal trading.

“The Scottish Government must now step in and compensate pubs for stock they bought in anticipation of re-opening last Monday, which won’t be able to be used by the time pubs do open inside again. This is really important for those publicans who’ve stocked up on fresh cask ale from local, small and independent producers that will need to be replaced.  

“Pubs will also need financial help to cope with yet another week of lost trade, especially when many have re-hired staff in anticipation of re-opening.

“Pubs that have had an incredibly difficult 14 months desperately need to start getting money through the tills again. For consumers, it is equally important that people can get back to their local and start enjoying the social and wellbeing benefits of a pint back down the pub as soon as possible.”

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