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Scottish hospitality businesses losing £50m due to rail strikes

The Scottish Licensed Trade Association warned prolonged industrial action could impact on upcoming events such as Edinburgh’s festivals and TRNSMT in Glasgow.

Hospitality businesses across Scotland could lose an estimated £50m due to the impact of industrial action taking place on the railways this week, industry bosses say.

Leon Thompson, executive director of UKHospitality Scotland, said: “Members of the organisation have been reporting bookings being cancelled by customers as strike action by rail workers in a dispute over pay and conditions saw services grind to a halt.

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