I know that they had different licensing laws in Scotland. But I never realised that barmaids had been banned in Glasgow.
"Glasgow is to have barmaids again after an interval of fully thirty years.
The magistrates have, by nine votes to six, granted an application by the Licensed Trade for permission to employ barmaids, but have stipulated that women employed should be at least25 years of age.
They refused another application to be allowed to employ youths of of between 16 and 18 years of age as barmen.
Both applications were based on the plea that 50 per cent. of the barmen in the city wre serving with the Forces or were liable to be called up for service.
Temperance organisations opposed the applications on the ground that employment in public-houses was not suitable for women and was not in the interests of public morality.
It was also argued that the presence of women behind the bars might tempt young men into licensed premises and encourage them to drink.
Since the ban, however, the employment of barmaids in hotel, restaurant, and lounge bars has been permitted."
"The Brewers' Journal 1940" page 729.
I'd thought that the temperance lobby had been buggered by WW I. Evidently not. The bastards.