Inverness’ Hootananny has been crowned Scotland’s Best Live Music venue.
They were named the winners at the 24th annual Scottish Bar and Pub Awards, organised by Media World, publishers of Scottish licensed trade magazine, DRAM.
The event is the longest-established awards of its kind in Scotland.
The Church Street pub won the award after beating off stiff competition from other finalists, Glasgow’s Howlin’ Wolf and Jinty McGuinty’s, plus The Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh.
The judges said: “Hootananny is one of the few live music venues that manages to cater to a quite diverse range of customers through its live music offering.
“From ceilidh to pop and rock and all at the same time – on different levels – it is not just an Inverness institution it is a Scottish institution.”
Organiser and DRAM publisher Susan Young: “Pubs and bars in Scotland have an international reputation and it is easy to see why.
“This year’s honours went to pubs and bars that were voted for by customers, and people in the trade, with a record number of nominations received.”