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Scotland’s biggest nightclub halves opening hours due to cost of living crisis

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One Direction, Ty Dolla $ign, and Prince.“At this time of the year, we’ve got the students going away, folk going on summer holidays and 200,000 Scots going to the Euros,” he said. “Midweek has been terrible for the whole of Glasgow.

Footfall in the city centre is down 400,000 people compared to the same period last year.”The Garage Overs – You didn't disappoint! @DonaldCMacleod pic.twitter.com/o86IDtAC6c— The Garage Glasgow (@Garageglasgow) June 8, 2024MacLeod blamed the cost of living crisis impacting punters behaviour: “There is a massive change in habits – if you’ve no money, you can’t go out,” he said. “If you can only afford to go out one day a week, then you’ll pick the weekend.”MacLeod also pointed out that infrasturcture within Glasgow is impacting the city’s nightlife sector. “The cost of living crisis is having a horrendous impact on the city and it’s not being helped by the LEZ, applied parking charges, and the roadworks,” he said. “It is a safety thing as well – you want to know you can get a taxi home and there are more taxis being taken off the road.”In February, the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) revealed that 31 per cent of nightclubs in the UK were forced to close last year, with 396 nightclubs closing permanently between March 2020 and December 2023 alone.The NTIA previously suggested that the UK government were “intentionally shutting down dancefloors,”.

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