TWO Borders pubs are the toast of the region after being served national recognition at the Best Bar None Scotland awards.

Kelso's Waggon Inn won the award for best Independent Pub.

And the Queen’s Head Hotel, also in Kelso, scooped the best Hotel Bar category.

At the awards ceremony in Glasgow, a total of 11 venues across Scotland were recognised for their continued work in promoting a safe night out.

A total of 47 finalists from around the country took part.

The awards ceremony was introduced by Mandy Haeburn-Little, chair of Best Bar None Scotland and CEO of the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC).

She said: "This is our sixth year of excellent growth for Best Bar None Scotland.

"It has developed significantly in recent years and the awards are all about quality.

"Across the country Best Bar None accredited venues are continuously raising standards. Every year judging becomes a harder and harder task given the high calibre of finalists."

Recognising each venue’s contribution to encourage customer and staff safety while supporting a good night out, the prestigious awards acknowledge the best work and innovative practices on offer among the 400 plus Best Bar None accredited venues in Scotland.