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Fire Safety Advice for Venues

Fire safety advice for Best Bar None venues

    Celebrating the best in Scotland

    Our latest national awards ceremony took place on March 28, 2019, at the Dunblane Hydro Hotel. Well done to all our category winners - in particular The Black Rose Tavern, Edinburgh, crowned the overall National Champions for 2018/19. Click the link below to read all the details and see all the photos on our News page.

    Thanks to our sponsors Yoti and Drinkaware, our media partners Volpa, as well as award supporters The Ben, Chivas Brothers - Pernod Ricard, SecuriGroup and the Scottish Community Safety Network. Your continuing support for Best Bar None Scotland is very much appreciated. 
    Championing Best Practice at the 2019 National Awards
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    Our Partners

    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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