Staff at a Barrhead pub have something to celebrate after it won a national award.

The Kelburn, in Cross Arthurlie Street, scooped the Heart of the Community prize at the Best Bar None Awards, which aim to reward Scotland’s most outstanding licensed premises.

Sandra Kirk, the pub’s owner, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to win this award and want to say a big thank-you to all of our extremely hard-working staff and our loyal customers.

“Without them, the place wouldn’t be the same.”

The Kelburn has become known not only as a great pub but also as a community hub where the staff are passionate about outreach and charity work.

As well as fundraising for causes big and small, The Kelburn now hosts a weekly men’s club for elderly and retired people at risk of social isolation.

Sandra added: “We have all kinds of charitable efforts going on at the pub.

“We want to be a place that supports our customers and what they believe in.”

The winners of the Best Bar None Awards are chosen on criteria focusing on public safety and customer care.

Mandy Haeburn-Little, chair of Best Bar None Scotland, said: “The licensed trade is a key sector of Scottish business and we are very pleased to recognise this.

“I truly believe Best Bar None venues are driving positive change in our communities and creating safe social spaces with their commitment to providing a positive experience for their customers.”

The next challenge for staff at The Kelburn involves finding somewhere to show off their award.

Sandra said: “Once we work out how to attach it to the wall, it’ll be given pride of place.”

A total of 53 venues were competing across 10 categories in the Best Bar None Awards, including Independent Bar, Independent Pub, Hotel Bar, Nightclub and Specialist Entertainment Venue.

The ceremony took place at the Dunblane Hydro Hotel, where Sandra was joined by her sister and co-owner Diane Lee, bar manager Donna Martin and her husband Tom.