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    Applications are now open for the Best Bar None National Awards, all local BBN Scotland winners are invited to apply for the Nationals, which will be held on 19 March 2020 at the Dunblane Hydro.

    Best Bar None Scotland's National Awards recognise the very best licensed venues in Scotland, which have gone 'over and above' to improve safety standards and best practice helping to facilitate safe and enjoyable nights out for the public.

    The BBN Scotland National categories are: (1) Best Pub/Bar (2) Best Independent Pub/Bar (3) Best Late Night Pub/Bar (4) Best Hotel Bar (5) Best Nightclub (6) Best Specialist Entertainment Venue (7) Heart of the Community (8) Best Newcomer (9) Innovation & Social Responsibility 

    The closing date for applications is 20 January 2020. Submission should be sent electronically to: [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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    What is Best Bar None?

    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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