Fife pubs boss urges authorities to target venues not following the rules

A Fife pubs boss says it is unfair that some venues could lose out because others are not enforcing safety rules.

Aberdeen was put into lockdown this week after dozens of cases were linked to licensed premises in the city.

The first minister has been more critical of members of the public than venues themselves, saying crowded scenes outside pubs made her "want to cry".

She says that the public is the "first line of defence" against the virus.

Here in Fife, officials say that compliance with safety measures in the hospitality sector has been good so far.

But Shirley-Anne Somerville, MSP for Dunfermline, has told Kingdom FM she has received complaints from locals who are concerned that some pubs are not adhering to restrictions.

Morag Douglas, a director of Fife Licensed Trade Association, believes more should be done to crack down on those not following the rules - rather than punishing the sector as a whole if cases start to rise:


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