Driftwood's top DRAM award

GLASGOW'S bars battled it out for the a top industry award hailing social responsibility.

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Driftwood, on Sauchiehall Street, has won The Diageo Award for Social Responsibility at this year's DRAM Scottish Licensed Trade Awards.

It fought off rivals Campus, also on Sauchiehall Street, and the Glasgow University Union.

The judges said of Driftwood: "The winners demonstrated that they take social responsibility issues very seriously.

"They not only display posters, permanently, which set out their initiatives, but their care extends to disabled and blind people too.

"They now have food menu which is also in braille and have introduced special drinking cups for disabled people.

"They work closely with the police and are actively involved in their local pub watch. This venue stood out because of the passion of its manager and initiatives it has put in place."

The awards, dubbed 'the licensed trade Oscars', are organised by trade magazine, DRAM.

This was their 19th awards ceremony recognising excellence in Scotland's bar, restaurant and hospitality industries.

They are the longest-established awards of their kind in Scotland.

Howlin' Wolf, on Bath Street, won New Bar of the Year award while Joe Mackechnie of Tikki Bar, also on Bath Street, took Bar Apprentice of the Year.

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