Staff & Management

Designated Premises Manager (DPM), Morag Buchan and her staff have undertaken a wide range of training from food hygiene, licensing law, bar procedures and policies, health & safety and social responsibility. Most of this was completed in the designated training room located in the Tavern. This comprehensive learning program ensures that standards are maintained and all relevant legislation is complied with.

(As a consequence of our staff training and the measures put in place we have attained Best Bar None (BBN) gold status.)

Morags’ senior team include, Shona McRobbie, Catriona Stuart and Stacey Scott, who work together with all bar staff to ensure a pleasurably experience is had at Cheers. The majority of staff have the personal license holder (PLH) qualification and or the Cask Marque Bar Excellence award plus they study the FLOW Hospitality training program.

All staff undertake various forms of beer quality training, which includes hands on training from Mr Harvey Milne, Cask Marque assessor and other e-learning modules.

Morag and Shona have recently being made Associates of the British Institute of Innkeepers (AMBII) and Mr Dennis Forsyth (Director) has been promoted to Fellow of the Instiute (FBII). 

Cheers is a Best Bar None national winner, currently with gold status. 

The kitchen is run by head cook, Iris whyte and her assistant, Ann Park alongside their catering team.


Cheers staff and customers are very active in raising funds for charity. Many fun day fundraisers are held in the beer garden in the spring and summer months, which raise thousands of pounds to charity and good causes.

The bar also supports the Fraserburgh Heritage Society, the Midnight Prowl (a very successful local charity that has raised £100,000’s) and the Anchor Foundation (amongst others).

A charity calendar was produced for 2012 by our barmaids, which turned out to be very successful. This year with the guidance of former senior staff member, Dawn Russell and professional photographer, Cassie K. Tait, both of whom organised the 2012 calendar, another charity calendar was made for 2013. This one is to raise funds for the National Autism Society, which celebrates 50 years of fund raising this year. To mark the occasion local girls dressed in a 50’s theme.

These 2013 calendars are priced at £10 and are available from Cheers or Cassie K. Taits website.

And here’s last years calendar front