Who can join BBN?

Who can join Best Bar None?

The scheme is open to premises across Scotland:

  • Pubs;
  • Bars;
  • Independent Pubs (less than 5 venues by one chain/group/owner);
  • Independent Bars (less than 5 venues by one chain/group/owner);
  • Hotel Bars;
  • Nightclubs; and
  • Specialist Entertainment Venues - including music venues, bowling clubs, sporting venues, and community venues.

It's currently operational in the following areas: Aberdeen, Airdrie and Coatbridge, Annan/Dumfries, Scottish Borders, Cumbernauld,  East Lothian, Edinburgh (including the airport), Falkirk, Fife, Fort William, Glasgow, Hamilton, Inverness, Kilmarnock, Midlothian, Perth, Stirling and West Lothian.

Make contact with local co-ordinators to get involved - or contact our national co-ordinator here at the Scottish Business Resilience Centre.


Read testimonials from participating businesses.

The scheme is backed by the drinks industry in Scotland, as well as Police Scotland, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the Scottish Licensed Trade Association – and co-ordinated nationally by the Scottish Business Resilience Centre. It’s also supported by councils, business improvement districts (BIDs) and the Scottish Government.

Read more about the partners here.


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