Stirling Venues Raise the Bar

12 licensed venues in Stirling and Dunblane are celebrating after receiving official accreditation during Stirling’s return to the Best Bar None Scotland scheme.

 The awards ceremony for took place on Tuesday 23 January 2018 at the Golden Lion Hotel, Stirling where the venues were recognised with gold, silver and bronze accreditation from the scheme which celebrates best practice in licenced premises.

The venues have all received accreditation for ensuring they have met a level of standard that assures members of the public they will be able to enjoy a safe and welcoming day or night out in the area.

 The Venues receiving the Awards are:


The Golden Lion Hotel, King Street, Stirling – GOLD

No 2 Baker Street, Baker Street, Stirling - GOLD

Molly Malones, Maxwell Place, Stirling  – GOLD

Fubar Nightclub, Maxwell Place, Stirling – GOLD

Morrisons Cold Beer Company, Murray Place, Stirling- GOLD

The Kilted Kangaroo, Upper Craigs, Stirling- GOLD

The City Walls, Back Walk, Stirling GOLD

The Crossed Peels, Spittal Street, Stirling- GOLD

University of Stirling Students Union- GOLD

DoubleTree By Hilton Hydro, Dunblane- GOLD

The Corn Exchange, Corn Exchange Road, Stirling – SILVER

The Tappit Hen, Kirk Street, Dunblane- SILVER



Arlene Campbell, National Lead for Best Bar None Scotland said:


 “These venues are championing best practice in the Stirling area and leading by example. Most importantly the venues participate voluntarily and really invest in their community, staff training and want to provide a quality and safe experience for their customers.

“We are creating safer communities through the great work of these pubs, bars, hotels and clubs in Stirling. The staff and management of these venues should be very proud of their achievements and I would encourage the community in the area to visit a BBN venue”.


Best Bar None Local Co-ordinator for Stirling, PC Denny said:


With the return of Best Bar None to Stirling I am delighted with the interest shown and the results of the assessments. Stirling venues have shown they work hard to make Stirling a safe and vibrant place and take public safety and social responsibly very seriously, all reflected through the awards.


A great result for Stirling scheme which hopefully grow in the coming years, I would encourage all licenced premises in the Stirling and Dunblane area to find out about the scheme and join up. I am certain there are many other licenced premises in the area who are working hard to keep Stirling safe and its an opportunity to show this through the Best Bar None scheme.


 Best Bar None is a unique National Award Scheme aimed at raising standards and rewarding licensed premises who undertake positive management practices in support of a safe night out.


It was piloted in Glasgow in 2005 and found to improve standards in the night time economy, with premises now participating in several towns and cities across Scotland. Best Bar None recognises venues who are offering a quality experience focusing on safety and customer care.


Commenting on the scheme, Stirling Area Commander, Chief Inspector Boulton, said:


Stirling is rightly recognised as a safe, and desirable place to live, work and visit, with a thriving economy. This is undoubtedly supported by initiatives such as Best Bar None; which focusses on public safety and customer care, together with the key principles of prevention of public nuisance, protecting and improving public health and the protection of children from harm. Accreditation through Best Bar None signals that venues have been rigorous in their demonstration of the highest standards and are proud to offer safe and welcoming licensed premises to the people of Stirling”


Stirling Best Bar None Awards ceremony was this year sponsored by Maxxium UK, Communications Manager Elaine Bannerman, said

“Maxxium UK is delighted to support Best Bar None Scotland. We fully support and share their aims of providing safe and comfortable environments for customers enjoying themselves in bars and clubs. Working together with all the partners, we are confident we can nurture a culture of responsible drinking across Scotland. “


Councillor Margaret Brisley, Convener of the Finance and Economy Committee said:

“It is fantastic that Best Bar None has been reintroduced to Stirling and I was delighted to see the number of venues who have chosen to take part in the scheme. The fact that all 12 participating venues have been assessed with top scores is a great reflection of the hard work and dedication Stirling’s licenced venues have with regards focusing on public safety and customer care as we seek to achieve a safe evening and night time economy.”








No2 Baker Street


The Kilted Kangaroo


Doubletree by Hilton Hydro, Dunblane




University of Stirling Students Union


University of Stirling Students Union


The Golden Lion Hotel


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