Several Buchan pubs have gained accolades in this year’s Best Bar None Scotland Awards.
Peterhead’s Harbour Lights bar and Fraserburgh’s Cheers bar both received gold awards.
The two premises have now qualified for the National Awards.
The Cross Keys in Peterhead’s Chapel Street received an Accreditation.
Convenor of the North Aberdeenshire Divisional Licensing Board, Cllr Stuart Pratt said: “Having a Best Bar None plaque hanging in your place of business is a great achievement and it not only expresses the companies commitment to excellent customer service but also their hard work and compliance when working with the licensing trade, Police Scotland and their local licensing authority.
“I would like to personally congratulate the premises’ that have received an award and encourage other local businesses to aim for a plaque in next year’s competition.”
The scheme focuses on safety and customer care, and gives each licensed venue the opportunity to prove it meets a standard of operation set in consultation with the government and alcohol industry at a national level.
It rewards safe and well-managed licensed venues with the issue of a display plaque which can be used to promote the venue.
The overall aim of the initiative is for partner agencies to work together with licensed premises to create a safer and more welcoming city and town centre environments.