6 Sep 2020

How lockdown restrictions have brought Scotland’s nightlife to the brink of collapse

Scotland Correspondent

Sweaty, boozy and with plenty of close physical contact: it’s perhaps no surprise nightclubs and live music venues were forced to shut early in the coronavirus pandemic.

The Night Time Industries Association has launched a campaign to allow more venues to reopen – saying thousands of jobs will go if clubs remain closed.

And owners say that if people aren’t allowed to dance in their clubs, revellers will just go to illegal raves instead.