All over bar the final voting for Falkirk pubs and clubs

The Best Bar None Awards for Scotland 2014
The Best Bar None Awards for Scotland 2014

Two Falkirk licensed premises are hoping to be named the toast of the country.

Behind the Wall, Voodoo Lounge and City nightclub are in the running for a Best Bar None Scotland national award.

They have already received gold accreditation through the scheme which encourages safety, responsible drinking and customer care.

Premises across Scotland sign up for the initiative to ensure residents and visitors alike can enjoy the safest and best pubs in their area.

Run by the Scottish Business Resilience Centre, best Bar None awards pubs, bars, nightclubs and specialist entertainment venues bronze, silver and gold awards for the standards they adopt.

Behind the Wall has made the shortlist in the independent pub category, Voodoo Lounge in the bar section, while City is in the nightclub category.

Now they will be hoping to be named champions at the ceremony in Glasgow next Thursday, March 27.

Mandy Haeburn-Little, director of the Scottish Business Resilience Centre, said: “The scheme has the safety of consumers at its heart and the number of premises taking part from all areas of Scotland this year is very encouraging.”

It has the backing of the Scottish Government, police, fire and licensed trade.