New Pubwatch scheme launched in Aberdeen


PUBS have banded together to tackle anti-social behaviour, with louts facing bans from several city centre premises

Pubwatch, an Aberdeen-based scheme based at Butcher’s Arms on George Street, brings together four pubs in the city.

This latest scheme follows similar successful initiatives across the rest of the city.

Constable Keith Mulloy from the Kittybrewster local policing team helped set up the scheme.

The scheme was launched at The Butcher's Arms


He said: “Grampian Police is extremely supportive of this type of initiative.

“By licensed premises working both with each other and with the police, we can really make local pubs a much safer and more enjoyable place for people to spend an evening.

“The setting up of this scheme should serve as a warning to anyone those who cause trouble in pubs in George Street that they could find themselves without anywhere to drink in the whole area.

“I look forward to working with the member premises and seeing this scheme go from strength to strength. While this scheme has not been set up by Grampian Police, we are happy to support it and offer advice.”

Chairperson of the group, Girdwood Anderson, assistant manager of The Butcher’s Arms, added: “We are very excited to have set up the first pubwatch scheme in this area, and are really looking forward to what we can achieve.

“Our common aim is for our customers to have an enjoyable and safe time and by working together, we can ensure that anyone who does behave badly in ours bars will see themselves banned from all of our premises.”

The pubs involved are Coopers Bar on John Street, Northern Bar on George Street, Mither Tap on John Street and the Butcher’s Arms on George Street.