Pret a Manger to help the Glasgow homeless at Christmas

Whatever your feelings about another coffee shop chain opening in another local high street, Pret a Manger's new branch in Byres Road in Glasgow's West End is doing its bit to help others. The company has just announced it's looking for a homeless charity to partner with.

I hereby nominate Emmaus Glasgow.

Suggestions can be made to Pret’s Foundation Trust Manager via Juanita.cracchiolo@pret.com

Whatever your feelings about another coffee shop chain opening in another local high street,  Pret a Manger 's new branch in Byres Road in Glasgow's West End is doing its bit to help others. The company has just announced it's  looking for a homeless charity to partner with.     I hereby nominate  Emmaus Glasgow .     Suggestions can be made to Pret’s Foundation Trust Manager via   Juanita.cracchiolo  @pret.com

Whatever your feelings about another coffee shop chain opening in another local high street, Pret a Manger's new branch in Byres Road in Glasgow's West End is doing its bit to help others. The company has just announced it's looking for a homeless charity to partner with.

I hereby nominate Emmaus Glasgow.

Suggestions can be made to Pret’s Foundation Trust Manager via Juanita.cracchiolo@pret.com

Low-calorie Scottish gin? It's all in the botanicals ...

Interesting news of a new low-cal Scottish gin. It's a juniper-distilled spirit called Minus 33 and while lower in alcohol it's higher in botanicals – including coriander seed, angelica, liquorice and orris roots, lavender, elderflower and orange and lemon peel.

In fact it's not really a gin. At just 33 per cent ABV, the spirit is under the 37.5 per cent threshold required to be called a gin. It can be sipped neat.

It's been created by Sam Trett, founder of LoCa Lab Distilling of Edinburgh, a company set up to explore innovative new approaches to drinks. The packaging - including a bag of hibiscus petals, included with every online order - is by Good of Glasgow.

 

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