The Borestone: friendliness and character

When Belhaven took over the running of The Borestone, built in the area of St Ninian's toll, at the meeting point of the old Glasgow and Edinburgh roads, it inherited a formidable collection of Scottish malt whiskies. Lining the walls, they give this well-proportioned and friendly bar a special character. So too do the framed pictures of Scottish distilleries and, in the public bar, the bookcase with scores of books to choose from. The liveliest time is at the weekend and the Tuesday-night quiz with its prize of a £15 bar tab, but you'll get a friendly welcome any time of day. Also popular are the Thursday afternoon domino sessions, the fortnightly Saturday karaoke, the live music on a Sunday and the SPL football fixtures shown on the five HD televisions.