It seems for Scotland, alcohol is a hard habit to break. Here, Clare Johnston explores the cultural norms, the slowly changing attitudes, and the benefits of cutting back.
When it came to catering for big events, the balls, awards ceremonies and banquets, Ardoe House Hotel had both the capacity and the experience.
Leaders from Scotland's biggest food trade bodies made the appeal in a strongly-worded letter to 10 Downing Street.
Scientist leading group calling for greater emphasis on vitamin D supplementation in the UK believes fortifying foods could carry significant health benefits.
As a new five-tier system comes into effect, hospitality businesses are now operating under new rules.
With a new five-tier system coming into place from Monday, hospitality firms are now gearing up for the new rules. Here, we break down what to expect.
With a new five-tier system coming into place from Monday, hospitality firms in the region are anxiously awaiting confirmation of what level of restrictions they will face.
Whether it's the 5:2 or 16:8 plans, fasting diets have won celebrity fans in recent years, including Jennifer Aniston.
In the best tradition of good ideas coming from anywhere at any time, the north-east brewer and the discount supermarket have capitalised on a social media exchange by joining forces...
After the Scottish Government outlined details of a fund to help businesses affected by the latest Covid-19 restrictions in Scotland, we break down who is entitled to what - and whether it will be enough to save those on the brink.
Hotel, bar and restaurant owners have been voicing their concern over reports that Scotland could be about to face even tougher restrictions in an effort to control the surge in coronavirus cases.
Retail consultant James Logie explains why shoppers take fright - and the chaos it causes for both retailers and their suppliers.
With Graham’s the Family Dairy recently beating Irn-Bru to the post as Scotland’s No1 food brand, we venture back in time to tell the stories of two industry giants in this mini-documentary
With a 10pm curfew coming into place from Friday, local businesses share what it means for them, and their fears that this will only lead to a rise in the number of illegal house parties.
With researchers in the US developing antioxidant-enriched milk chocolate, Clare Johnston looks at which types are currently best for us - and if we'll ever be able to tuck into the sweet stuff guilt-free.
Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight will champion local producers, says James Withers, as he reveals the challenges and opportunities, post-Covid.
Mexico meets the Middle East with this fusion sensation for Love Lamb Week.
Firm credits a move by consumers to supporting local during the pandemic as it topples the soft drink to become Scotland's favourite.
Recent outbreaks of Covid-19 linked to food factories have raised new concerns over the prospect of contamination. Here we look at the latest advice.
Pubs, restaurants, cafes and hotels are joining forces in the city to learn lessons from the recent upsurge in cases and local lockdown.
With high-profile new studies throwing a spotlight on how diet affects the ageing process, Dr Carrie Ruxton summarises the evidence and reveals what we can do to give ourselves the best quality of life in our later years.
Although bars, restaurants and cafes have been able to serve customers outdoors since July 6, they can now fully open for business - but there will be some obvious differences to be aware of when you visit.
Fitness and nutrition coach Stephen Clarke, star of a BBC Scotland show Secret Body, reveals the most common diet fails and how to get on the right path to shedding the pounds.
When eateries open their doors to customers this week things will look and feel a little different. Clare Johnston finds out how businesses have been gearing up for the brave new world.
Everyone in the UK will be eligible for half-price meals on select days of the week in the month of August. Here we explain how the new scheme will work.
Pub goers have been making the most of the dry weather as outdoor service resumes for the first time since lockdown on March 20.
Gordon Campbell Gray, owner of The Three Chimneys on Skye, says he feels ashamed by recent scenes discouraging visitors from over the borders and beyond.
Pubs, restaurants and hotels will be able to operate reduced distancing as part of phase three of the easing of coronavirus restrictions after the first minister announced exemptions for key sectors.
Multiple studies are now pointing to deficiency as a major risk factor for developing complications from Covid 19.
With hotels in Scotland expected to welcome guests again from July 15, Scott Harper, chief operating officer of the Malmaison and Hotel du Vin group, talks to Clare Johnston about the changes we can expect to see.