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    After careful consideration, the 2020 Best Bar None National Awards has been rescheduled for 16 September 2021.

    This decision has not been taken lightly and we have done so with the health and wellbeing of our staff and guests in mind. At Best Bar None we champion a safe night out for all, and due to recent developments, we feel this is the best course of action at this time. 

    We are disappointed the event will not go ahead as planned as we are eager to celebrate the success of the licensed premises, however, we are pleased to say that we have secured Thursday 16 September 2021 at the Dunblane Hydro to hold the awards.

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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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