New chapter for Stirling Pubwatch

THE Stirling Pubwatch group is embarking on a fresh chapter with the appointment of new co-chairs.

Dave Thompson of Fubar and Neil Campbell of Kilted Kangaroo have taken the reins from former chair Danielle McRorie-Smith.

The personnel changes come as the group secured additional funding from Police Scotland and the Go Forth Stirling BID, which has allowed it to acquire more than a dozen two-way digital radios. The equipment will enable member premises, taxi marshals and volunteers to keep in touch and exchange information and photographs.

“Ensuring the safety of our patrons and staff in and around licensed premises is a top priority for all of us and being part of Pubwatch is a fantastic way for our businesses to talk to each other in partnership with the police and other stakeholders,” said Thompson.

“It all helps ensure a safe city centre and allows us to send out a clear, joint message that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated within our premises.”

Outgoing chair McRorie-Smith, who is project director at Go Forth Stirling, said the Pubwatch scheme “highlights the efforts all premises are going to to share best practice and work together to combat anti-social behaviour”.