Operator killed after being hit by a car while on holiday in Spain
PEOPLE from across the licensed trade have paid tribute to Billy Peterkin, who was killed in a road accident in Spain earlier this month.
Peterkin, who has run Glasgow outlets including The Nile bar and lap dancing club Seventh Heaven, was killed after being hit by a car while crossing a road in Puerto Banus.
The 59 year old had been on a golfing holiday with a group of friends ahead of his wedding; he was due to marry fiancé Emma Gallagher later this month.
Speaking to SLTN, Lynnet Leisure Group boss James Mortimer, who was on the holiday, paid tribute to Peterkin, who he described as a “great guy”.
“He was a very popular guy,” Mortimer told SLTN.
“Billy had The Nile when I had Victoria’s and The Nile was the meeting place before people came to Victoria’s. He was a great guy who will be sadly missed by a lot of people.”
Eddie Tobin, late night industry stalwart, also paid tribute to Peterkin.
“Billy was well-liked by everyone who met him – except those he beat at golf!” said Tobin.
“He was a great guy.”
In a statement after Peterkin’s death, his family said they were “completely devastated”.
Peterkin’s funeral was due to take place at 11am on May 15 at Bothwell Parish Church.