GLASWEGIANS have expressed sadness over the announcement that the Tennent's Training Academy is to remain closed "for the foreseeable future'. 

The well-loved academy and food and drink experience venue will remain closed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic and people with bookings for events and training sessions are told to contact the academy to complete an enquiry form on the academy's website for information on refunds. 

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Schools with classes booked are told to await more information on the status of these sessions and the academy said it would be in touch.   

Those who have taken classes in the past have reacted to the news with dismay. 

One Facebook user said: "So sad, what a fabulous resource that so many of our young people benefited from. Thank you so much for the work that you did and the experience you offered."

Another wrote: "I learnt how to make pizza here, it was a great experience (especially the free beer on tap) and got me started on my new favourite hobby. Thank you all."

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In a post to Facebook, the academy said: "As Wellpark is a working brewery, we must restrict non-essential access to the site. To ensure that Wellpark remains COVID-19 compliant and fully operational while protecting the health and wellbeing of colleagues, we have taken the decision, that Tennent’s Training Academy will remain closed for the foreseeable future.

"We would like to thank all our partners, colleagues, students, and customers for the support and commitment shown to the Tennent’s Training Academy over the last 10 years."