THOUSANDS of people have voted on their favourite pubs and restaurants as part of an annual award celebrating Scottish food and drink.

For the 27th year of the Scottish Bar & Pub Awards – also known as the hospitality Oscars – venue owners across the country have been shortlisted in more than 24 categories, including Dog-Friendly Pub of the Year, Best Live Music Venue and New Bar of the Year.

Some 75 pubs, bars and restaurants have now been revealed, with trade experts and mystery shoppers joining the 3500 voters to select the winners at an event in Glasgow later this month.

Organiser Susan Young said: “The licensed trade needs our support more than ever and Scottish hospitality has never been better. Congratulations to all the finalists - your recognition is very well deserved, and I can’t wait to see who takes home the trophies at this year’s awards."

The nominees are as follows.

Antos Dog Friendly Pub of the Year
Black Ivy, Edinburgh
The Forth Inn, Aberfoyle
Inndeep, Glasgow
The White Stag, Callander
Brewhemia, Edinburgh

Aro Procurement Customer Service Award
The Coach House, Bridge of Weir
The Fox & Willow, Ayr
The Huxley, Edinburgh
Little Soho, Jordanhill

Benromach Whisky Bar of the Year
The Albananch, Edinburgh
Artisan, Wishaw
The Malt Room, Inverness
The Piper Whisky Bar, Glasgow

Deanston Guru of the Year
Gillian Kirkland /The Piper's Whisky Bar
Derek Mather/Artisan
Matt McPherson/ The Malt Room
Alastair Shaw/The Gate
Simon Smith/ Whisky & Cynicism

DRAM Community Pub
Clippens Inn, Linwood
Granny Gibbs, Whiteinch
Silver Wing, Edinburgh
The Weston Tavern, Kilmaurs

Hi Spirits Best Live Music Venue
Box Bar & Club, Glasgow
Harley's, Ayr
MacSorley's, Glasgow
St Luke's & The Winged Ox, Glasgow

Left: The Gate, Glasgow. Right: Scotts, South Queensferry

HOSPO Manager of the year
Nicola Armstrong – Macgochans, Mull
Matt Colligan – Bier Hall
Lee Little – Lido, Troon
Connor  Smith – Hamilton Palace, Hamilton
Keir Beckwith, Gaucho

Inverarity Morton Restaurant of the Year
The Dome, Edinburgh 
Ga Ga Kitchen & Bar, Glasgow
Kyloe, Edinburgh 
Ralph & Finns, Glasgow
The Ubiquitous Chip, Glasgow

Left: The Gate, Glasgow. Right: Scotts, South Queensferry

Kopparberg New Bar of the Year
The Albyn, Aberdeen
The Fox, Troon
Giddy Goose, Perth
Jimmy Badgers, Inverness

Molinari Casual Dining Award
Allegria Eatery, Largs
Caffe Parma, Glasgow
Boar's Head, Auchtermuchty
Mediterraneo, Glasgow

Molson Coors Scottish Bar of the Year
The Fort, Broughty Ferry 
Jute Cafe Bar, Dundee
Scotch & Rye, Inverness
Kelvingrove Café, Glasgow

Left: The Gate, Glasgow. Right: Scotts, South Queensferry

Old Tom Gin Hotel Bar of the Year
18, Rusacks Hotel, St Andrews
The American Bar, Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder
Virgin Hotels, The Commons Club, Edinburgh
The Lounge Bar, Fonab Castle, Pitlochry

Pernod Ricard Best Late Night Venue
Bourbon, Edinburgh
Charlie’s Loft, Glasgow
Moskito, Glasgow
Nox, Aberdeen
Why Not Nightclub Edinburgh

Stoli Sustainability Award – Heather Suttie..
Contini's Scottish Restaurant, Edinburgh
Eusebi, Glasgow
Gaucho, Glasgow
SWG3, Glasgow 

Left: The Gate, Glasgow. Right: Scotts, South Queensferry

The Busker Cocktail Bar of the Year
The Absent Ear, Glasgow
The Cocktail Mafia, Edinburgh
The Gate, Glasgow
The Lido, Troon

Independent Operator of the Year
Bread Meats Bread, Glasgow
The Bruce Group, Edinburgh
Buzzworks, Ayrshire
Scoop Restaurants

Left: The Gate, Glasgow. Right: Scotts, South Queensferry

Sunday Mail Pub of the Year
Habbies, Kilbarchan
The Palais, Glasgow
The Station Bar, Glasgow
The Waverley, Wishaw