Best Bar None awards for pubs and clubs

Inspector Mike Wynne
Inspector Mike Wynne

Eight licensed premises in the Borders have been recognised for their efforts in promoting a safe environment for patrons and assisting police in preventing crime.

The venues were presented with a Best Bar None award at a ceremony in Melrose last night (Wednesday).

Base from Hawick and Indigo Rooms in Galashiels were both be presented with a gold award, while Hawick’s Coopers and Waverley Bar and the Waggon Inn, Kelso, received silver awards.

Bronze awards were given to the Horse and Hound Country Inn at Bonchester Bridge, and Borders College Union and Refectory and Hunters Hall, both Galashiels.

Inspector Mike Wynne said: “Police Scotland is committed to keeping people safe and to reducing alcohol-related crime throughout the Borders.

“Each recipient of the Best Bar None award has demonstrated a willingness to work alongside police and local authority to assist with our efforts to protect the public from harm and ensure a safe environment for patrons at licensed premises.”

Councillor Willie Archibald, convenor of Scottish Borders Licensing Board, presented the awards.