Our Venues Champion best practice at their National Awards

Championing best practice

A Kilmarnock venue has been recognised as the National Champion in Scotland by Best Bar None (BBN), a nation-wide scheme which “raises the bar” on standards in licensed venues across Scotland resulting in safer communities and a vibrant social economy.he National scheme supports venues delivery of safe and inclusive social spaces, whilst rewarding social responsibility and duty of care.Key Partners and trade from across Scotland celebrated the licenced trade’s achievements. It was a successful evening for Kilmarnock, which scooped the overall national winner with WG13, which also won the award for best Specialist Entertainment Venue (SEV). Kilmarnock also walked away with the best newcomer award with Brass and Granite.

At the awards ceremony for 2017-18 in Dunblane on Thursday March 29th, ten venues across Scotland were recognised as being amongst the premium venues in the country. The venues have considered not only their commitment and diligence in relation to their licensing commitments as key drivers for their businesses, but more importantly their customers.

Fifty-three finalists took part in the annual national awards across eleven award categories with venues represented in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness, West Lothian, Kilmarnock, Renfrewshire, Falkirk, Stirling, Lockerbie and Dumfries, Fife and the Scottish Borders, Hamilton, and Airdrie.

There are eleven categories within the award scheme: Pub, Independent Pub, Bar, Independent Bar, Hotel, Night Club, SEV, Heart of the Community, Newcomer, Innovation in Social Responsibility and National Champion.

National Award Category winners were:

Premises Name

Local Area Scheme

Category Type

The Globe Inn

Aberdeen

Pub

Black Bull Inn

West Lothian 

Independent Pub

Sportsters

Falkirk

Bar

Soul

Aberdeen

Independent Bar

The Queens Head Hotel

Borders 

Hotel Bar

The Garage

Glasgow

Night club

WG13

Kilmarnock

Specialist Entertainment Venue

The Kelburn

East Renfrewshire

Heart of the Community

Brass & Granite

Kilmarnock

Newcomer

Johnny Foxes and the Den

Inverness

Innovation in Social Responsibility

WG13

Kilmarnock

National Champion


Three venues were also awarded the Platinum Awards that were introduced by Best Bar None last year to reward continued excellence. The winners were

Premises Name

Local Area Scheme

Award

Black Bull Inn

West Lothian

Platinum

Pinkertons

Fife

Platinum

Behind the Wall

Falkirk

Platinum

 

 

 

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