The landlord of one of the oldest pubs in Inverness has added his voice to a call for the Scottish Government to increase its support for the nation’s night time economy as it continues to suffer the impact of lockdown restrictions.
Gavin Stevenson is a director of the Mor Rioghain Group which owns venues in Inverness and Aberdeen, including The Gellions, which has welcomed Highland capital customers since the 1840s.
He is among the signatories of an open letter to the Scottish Government from night time economy leaders calling for financial assistance and a clear path to re-opening.
The letter from the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) Scotland Commission, the body representing the businesses, employees, freelancers and supply chain that make up the night time economy across Scotland, warns that without urgent action the sector faces “Armageddon”,
It goes on to state: “Without either a clear path to unrestricted opening, or extended and…