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    Best Bar None Scotland has announced its finalists for the 2020 National Awards, taking place on 19 March 2020 at Dunblane Hydro. Click here to find out the shortlisted venues...

    Tickets for the event can be purchased from and cost £50 plus VAT. The night will start with a drinks reception at 6.30pm; with dinner, speeches and the awards ceremony starting at 7pm. Please let us know of any dietary requirements by 28 February 2020.

    BBN Scotland's National Coordinator, Robert Hogg, comments: "We are very much looking forward to welcoming you all to Dunblane on the 19th March 2020. Judging is now well underway; good luck to everyone who has applied!"

    If you have any questions please contact [email protected]

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    Best Bar None is supported by leading members of the drinks industry, supporting social responsibility as a key priority.

    Best Bar None also has support from key national stakeholders such as the Scottish Government, Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. Local authorities across Scotland, supported through community safety and trading standards teams, support the scheme as do BIDs (Business Improvement Districts). The Best Bar None Scheme is administered by Scottish Business Resilience Centre.

    In helping to deliver the scheme in Scotland, we understand the importance of having links with trade bodies who support venues interests including SLTA, the Scottish Licensed Trade Association, and trade forums. 

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    We're working to reduce crime, improve safety, reward excellence and raise standards in licensed premises across Scotland. On this website you'll find more about the Best Bar None scheme, how you can get involved and how you can find a venue near you that's Best Bar None. 

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