Steve Cardownie: Pub puts prices up on rugby days

A well-known Edinburgh bar took advantage (literally) of the huge crowds attending the games at Murrayfield these last two Saturdays by putting up the price of Guinness by 60p, making it £5 a pint.

Tuesday, 28th November 2017, 6:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 1:42 am
Guinness was selling for £5 a pint on the day Scotland beat Australia. (Picture: Getty)
Guinness was selling for £5 a pint on the day Scotland beat Australia. (Picture: Getty)

Normal prices were charged the following Sunday rendering the whole process illegal.

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The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 makes it quite clear that any fluctuation in price (up or down) must start when the bar first opens and be maintained for a minimum of 72 hours.
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All bar operators are, or should be, well aware of this clause but in this case it has been ignored for a few extra quid.

Interesting to see what happens when the first Six Nations game at Murrayfield starts next February when Scotland take on France.