Best Bar None Scotland 2019-2020 Finalists revealed

Best Bar None Scotland has announced its finalists for its National Awards taking place on 19th March 2020 at the Dunblane Hydro Hotel.
The awards honour the very best venues in Scotland, which have gone ‘over and above’ in terms of promoting safety and social responsibility. In total, eleven awards will be given out on the night, including for Best Pub/Bar, Heart of the Community and Best Newcomer.
There will also be a Platinum Award given to a venue which has shown continued excellence and commitment to Best Bar None, and of course the overall winner will be announced.
Best Bar None Scotland is now operational in more than 50 towns and cities across Scotland, many of which have reported record numbers of venues taking part in the scheme this year.
Robert Hogg, Best Bar None Scotland’s National Coordinator, said, “Many of our Best Bar None schemes have seen real growth this year, including Lanarkshire which has grown by nearly 40% and East Lothian which has almost doubled in size. East Ayrshire and Inverness have also reported record applicants, while Lochaber ran a Best Bar None Scheme for the first time.
“When you combine this together with the thriving schemes in the likes of Glasgow and Edinburgh, you can really see the difference Best Bar None Scotland is making throughout the country in terms of improving safety standards and championing best practice. 
The shortlisted finalists for the Best Bar None Scotland National Awards 2019-2020 are:  
Best Pub/Bar 
  • Carrick Stone (Cumbernauld) 
  • Brewhemia (Edinburgh) 
  • McNabbs (Glasgow) 
  • The Auctioneers (Inverness) 
  • Molly Malones (Stirling) 
Individual Pub/Bar 
  • Plough Hotel (Borders) 
  • The Townhead Hotel (Dumfries) 
  • Scotch and Rye (Inverness) 
  • Driftwood Bar (Glasgow) 
  • Brass and Granite (East Ayrshire) 
Late Night Pub/Bar  
  • Sportsters (Falkirk) 
  • Bag o Nails (Glasgow) 
  • Johnny Foxes and the Den (Inverness) 
Hotel Bar  
  • Dunmuir Hotel (East Lothian) 
  • Grand Central Hotel (Glasgow) 
  • The Chieftan (Inverness) 
  • The Fairburn Hotel (East Ayrshire) 
  • Queenshead Hotel (Borders) 
  • 30s Sugar (Coatbridge) 
  • City Nightclub (Falkirk) 
  • The Garage (Glasgow) 
  • Aces Night Club (East Ayrshire) 
  • Fubar (Stirling) 
Specialist Entertainment Venue  
  • Easterbrook Hall/Bistro (Dumfries) 
  • Queen Margaret Union (East Lothian) 
  • The Edinburgh Corn Exchange (Edinburgh) 
  • University of Strathclyde Union (Glasgow) 
  • University of Stirling Union (Stirling) 
Heart of the Community   
  • The Lochy (Fort William) 
  • Kelburn Bar (East Renfrewshire) 
  • Plough Hotel (Borders) 
  • Black Rose Tavern (Edinburgh) 
  • Hemmingways (Lanarkshire) 
  • Platinum Nightclub (Coatbridge) 
  • The Central Bar (Borders) 
  • Torrance Hotel (East Kilbride) 
  • Mariott Hotel (Edinburgh) 
  • Angels Share (Inverness) 
Social Responsibility  
  • The Black Rose Tavern (Edinburgh) 
  • Gorgie Suite (Edinburgh) 
  • Johnny Foxes and the Den (Inverness) 
  • Aces Night Club (East Ayrshire) 
  • Stirling University Union (Stirling)
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