Almost 30,000 job losses were recorded across restaurants and casual dining firms in 2020 as the pandemic drove a 163% jump in job cuts, according to new figures.
The restaurant owner behind Franco Manca and The Real Greek has revealed the devastation to the sector during the Covid-19 pandemic, sinking to a loss.
After the first minister confirms the two regions will face tighter restrictions aimed at controlling the spread of coronavirus, we look at what it means for hospitality businesses and their customers.
Italian restaurant chain Prezzo has been snapped up by private equity giant Cain International.
An Aberdeen restaurateur has been forced to shut up shop, saying the impact of the pandemic has been too great on his business to continue trading.
Diners can enjoy a range of offers during the event which supports the hospitality sector.
Julia Bryce takes a look back at some of the long-lost treasures of the north-east dining scene...
Pizza Express has said it is cutting around 1,300 more jobs across its 370 UK restaurants after recent trading worsened in the face of tightened restrictions.
Calls for ‘strengthened package of support’ as hospitality businesses face mixed fortunes under new tier system
While the new tiers mean an easing of restrictions for hospitality businesses, those in the north-east still face significant curbs on alcohol sales and opening hours.
The week-long event which celebrates the local restaurant scene will now run for a fortnight for the first time.
Under-pressure hospitality businesses have been hit with another broadside with the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement that current opening restrictions are to continue until at least November 2.
Hospitality restrictions extended for another week as Scotland prepares to introduce new tiered guidelines to deal with coronavirus pandemic
Restrictions on bars and restaurants in Scotland have been extended for a further week ahead of a new tiered system coming into force on November 2.
Julia Bryce was out on the town to find out what the next two weeks may have in store for hospitality businesses under the new restrictions.
Video: Aberdeen bar staff protest against Covid-19 restrictions by dumping ice on Union Street after 6pm closing time
Restaurant and pub workers in Aberdeen tonight dumped buckets of ice on Union Street to protest the new curfew on the hospitality sector.
‘I hate every aspect of what we are doing right now but there is no alternative’, Nicola Sturgeon addresses concerns over new coronavirus restrictions
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has defended new coronavirus restrictions that will cause numerous bars and restaurants to close.
Scotland is facing a return to pre-lockdown levels of coronavirus by the end of the month without strong action to stem transmission, according to a new report published by the government's senior clinical advisers.
‘It’s like the prohibition era again’: Dismay as pubs and restaurants are banned from selling alcohol and told to close indoors at 6pm
Hospitality business owners and representative bodies have been reacting to the new measures announced by the First Minister with one warning the regulations were "a death sentence for many businesses".
The Scottish Government has refused to comment on reports it will shut pubs and bars for more than a fortnight from this weekend as part of a sober October plan to bring coronavirus under control.
New restrictions coming in today with a curfew imposed for bars and restaurants, will have many people questioning what it means for them. Here, we round up what you need to know.
‘When the bars empty at 10pm they’ll find the nearest house party to go to’: Pub and restaurant owners respond to curfew news
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 new regulations now in force limiting the number of people who can gather at home and in venues, local restaurant owners explain what this means for their businesses.
Businesses in Aberdeen are being reminded to apply for support grants if they have been impacted by Covid-19.
A Highland hotelier has urged Jeane Freeman to provide more Covid-19 testing for hospitality staff working in rural and remote areas.
With Aberdeen's local lockdown lifting today, will diners feel safe enough to return to venues? Julia Bryce finds out how the hospitality industry will keep us safe.
More than 300 premises across Aberdeen have been checked by Environmental Health and Trading Standards (EH&TS) teams ahead of today's lifting of restrictions on the hospitality sector.
Tom Kerridge has called for “common courtesy” and “more manners” after criticising diners who do not turn up for restaurant bookings.
New measures have been brought in by pubs and restaurants in Aberdeenshire to stop residents visiting from the city.
An Aberdeen restaurant has delayed their reopening date due to the spike in coronavirus cases in the city.
Up to 1,100 jobs are at risk at PizzaExpress’s restaurants in the UK as it plans to close around 67 of its sites.
More than 100 Aberdeen restaurants, cafes and pubs have signed up for the UK Government's Eat Out to Help Out Scheme.