A Glasgow nightclub boss has raised concerns over how the reduced Scotrail Timetable will impact attendance at music events in the city.

The new timetable came into effect this week with over 700 services a cut and some last trains departing before 8 pm due to ongoing disputes over pay.

With a busy summer season of big-name acts visiting the city, industry professional Donald MacLeod fears that concert goers will be left with no way to get home if the driver shortages are not resolved.

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He told the Scottish Sun: “The Scottish Government really need to pull their fingers out because it’s just a shambles at the moment.

"This Saturday, for example, you’ve got Alice Cooper and The Cult at The Hydro - big-ticket prices - but they don’t finish until 10.30 pm or 10.45 pm.

“And how long does it normally take to get from The Hydro up to the train stations?

“On Monday we have a show at the Barrowlands with Meshuggah and the same night you’ve got My Chemical Romance at The Hydro, how are people meant to get home?

“This is going to present huge problems, particularly in Glasgow where you already have a taxi shortage."

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Mr Macleod's comments come after a turbulent two years for the nighttime industry that has left many businesses struggling to recover.

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He said: “We were first to close and last to open when the pandemic hit and now we are bearing the brunt again.

“A general feeling of negativity could mean that people just don’t go out.

“Venues like the Garage and the Cathouse have a curfew at 10 pm but that’s a pretty tight timeline.

“In some cases, we can open doors earlier but by that point, people have already made up their minds.

“God forbid that the last train from Glasgow gets cancelled."

“Then you’ve got a whole string of events coming up in the summer including massive shows at Hampden Park and of course TRNSMT.

“There are set timelines these bands play to and are contracted to and the licence itself is granted on this. How do you accommodate that?”

Speaking of the reduced timetable yesterday ScotRail Service Director David Simpson said: "We’re keen to resolve the dispute as soon as possible and the timetable will operate for as long as it needs to in order to provide a more dependable service.

"The timetable will be reviewed, and any improvements or returns to normal will be communicated through the ScotRail website, mobile app, and social media."