Triple measure for Leven pubs

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A TRIO of Leven pubs raised a glass to themselves after tasting success at a bar awards ceremony last week.

Molly Malone’s, The Caledonian Hotel and Agenda all scooped gongs in the ‘Best Bar None’ scheme, which aims to reward licensed premises which demonstrate high standards in promoting safety and responsible drinking.

Molly Malone’s was a winner in the pub category, with The Caledonian and Agenda both winning in the bar category.

Hosted by Fife Police, the initiative, sponsored by Diageo, is also supported by Fife Fire and Rescue Service, Environmental Services Trading Standards department, the Licensed Trade and the Scottish Business Crime Centre.

Fife Police’s assistant chief constable, Tom Ewing, said of the awards: “With Best Bar None now in its sixth year, I am pleased to see the scheme has gone from strength to strength, showing a real commitment from licensees to provide a safe environment for people to socialise in Fife.

“The awards serve as an excellent platform to promote best practice and public safety and go a long way to supporting our policing plan objectives of tackling crime, creating safer communities, building on success and being there for the community.”

As well as Leven, the scheme covers town centre licensed premises in Dunfermline, Cowdenbeath, Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes, Cupar, St Andrews, Anstruther, Rosyth and Inverkeithing. In total, 24 businesses were accredited as being ‘Best Bar None’, with Pinkertons in Glenrothes taking the overall pub category and Styx in Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes winning the overall bar and club categories.

Buckhaven councillor Andrew Rodger presented the awards.