A number of Buchan bars working to promote good practice throughout the industry received 2012 Best Bar None awards in recognition of their work over the last year.
The annual awards were held in Westhill earlier this month, with 13 licensed establishments achieving gold or silver under the Best Bar None Scheme.
Of those 13, ten are within North Aberdeenshire and members of the North Aberdeenshire Licensing Board congratulated them on Wednesday at their meeting in Peterhead.
Convener Stuart Pratt said: “The board has been working with the trade for some time and we are absolutely delighted with the percentage of winners that have fallen in the Aberdeenshire area.”
Best Bar None is an awards scheme for licensed premises currently running in locations across the UK. It provides an opportunity for licensees to demonstrate to official agencies just how well they manage their own businesses.
Aberdeenshire has been involved in the scheme since 2007, which is supported by Community Safety in Aberdeenshire, the Scottish Business Crime Centre and sponsored by Diageo.
The Aberdeenshire scheme is supported by Aberdeenshire Community Safety Partnership, the Scottish Business Crime Centre and is sponsored by Diageo.