Beer online! Scotland opens its first virtual pub

The Scots have done it. Bless 'em...

A year's supply of beer is on offer to users of Scotland's first virtual pub which opens this week

Launched by the Brewers and Licensed Retailers Associations of Scotland (BLRAS) the site -- -- features online golf and penalty shootouts as well as information about the pubs and bars north of the border.

BLRAS chief executive Gordon Millar hopes the virtual pub will be as inviting as the real thing. "It offers a welcome which makes you feel like your sitting at the bar in your favourite local," he said.