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Called to the bar

The Diary hears a shocking rumour that cannot possibly be true from Edinburgh where Scottish Widows is said to have become so embarrassed with the drinking exploits of its staff in Edinburgh that it is to open its own private bar to keep its marauding troops away from the public.

The company has been granted a licence for its Morrison Street building, with a local paper quoting a councillor suggesting that there would be less bar trouble locally without the “very rowdy staff” from the company.

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