Arches-Glasgow-clubs-600GLASGOW’S The Arches have held talks to try save the venue from closure following recent developments that mean the venue would have to close at midnight.

This early closure ruling would enviably lead to the closure of the venue who rely heavily on their late licence for revenue.

Bosses at the club said the decision “may well result in the closure of one of Europe’s most highly-regarded arts venues”.

So far, over 36,000 fans have signed a petition to save the venue. The Arches have now met with officials from Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Life and Creative Scotland to discuss potential ways forward.

A spokeswoman for The Arches said: “The Arches has a well-deserved national and international reputation as a place for creative innovation, delivering arts and music events and ground-breaking performances.

“Creative Scotland, Glasgow City Council and The Arches are working together to explore all possible avenues that will enable the continuation of The Arches’ cultural programmes and activity.

“Staff from all three organisations have been meeting to discuss the current situation and options to provide support. Further details will be provided in due course.”

The story continues to unfold.