Edinburgh venue looks ahead to better times

THE team at an Edinburgh bar is encouraging its customers and the licensed trade to keep their chin up and look ahead to better times as venues in the city and across Scotland continue to struggle with trading restrictions.

The Three Sisters in Edinburgh released a video on its social media feed dubbed ‘Better times to come’ which looks ahead to all the events and occasions the venue will be marking when things start to return to normal. The video concludes with the message “until then, stay safe”.

Eric Drought, operations manager for parent company G1, said the team wanted to “put out a video about bringing back the good times”.

“It was about bringing something bright into what we’re all going through,” he told SLTN.

The Three Sisters is currently closed as Edinburgh remains in level three of restrictions, but will reopen if the city is moved into level two. Drought said the company has invested in new marquees for the venue’s extensive outdoor area which will allow it to split the area into sections and – once restrictions allow – has plans to host events including comedy nights, live music and cinema nights as well a marquee for food and drink. The marquees would each be able to cater for 60 people with the two-metre social distancing required for events or 150 people at the one-metre allowed for food and drink service.

“The fun thing about the Sisters is you can come up with an idea and make it happen,” said Drought. “Even in these circumstances you can still make stuff happen. That’s the beauty of that venue.”

The team is also looking ahead to big 2021 occasions such as the Six Nations, which has always been a major event for the venue.

“There is a light at the end of the tunnel,” said Drought. “That’s what we want to say.”