Steve Cardownie: Pub puts prices up on rugby days

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)
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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.

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

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.