PUBS in Glasgow city centre could be allowed to open until 1am seven days a week under new proposals outlined by the licensing board.
In its draft policy statement, which is out for consultation until October 31, the board said there should be some “additional flexibility” within the standard licensed hours for city centre premises and proposes introducing a terminal hour of 1am.
The draft policy statement also outlines plans to bring late night premises outwith the city centre in line with their city centre counterparts by granting licensed hours to 3am, and extending the current terminal hour of 10pm for outdoor drinking in beer gardens and outdoor areas in “exceptional circumstances”.
The board has also identified eight areas deemed to have overprovision of licensed premises: Calton, Carntyne West, Ibrox, Laurieston, Whiteinch, Govan, Parkhead and Shettleston North.
• Full story in SLTN September 19.