REBUS author Ian Rankin helped bar owner Anna Christopherson celebrate after she picked up four gold awards at a ceremony to celebrate the best bars in the Edinburgh area.

Rankin handed out the prizes at the Best Bar None awards, held on George IV Bridge.

Ms Christopherson won the awards for her bars in Leith - Sofi's, Victoria, Boda Bar and Joseph Pearce's. A further eight bars in Leith and four more in Edinburgh won gold. Eight bars were awarded silver awards and six received bronze status.

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