Nightclubs in Glasgow have been refusing to host alcohol-free events

Tryingyourbesttostayawayfromboozeandtemptationthismonth?Wehearyou.Ofcourse,ifyou'reintoregularravingandlikedancingyoursocksfeveryweekend,thiscanbeatrickytimebutinGlasgow,itseemstobeevenharder.

DJandpartyorganiserRonnieWhittakerhasbeentryingtosetupasoberclubnightwherepeoplecanheaddowntohaveapartywithoutalcoholorexcess.Unfortunately,though,hisideahasn'tbeentakenwellbylocalbarsandclubs.

Afterapproachingseveralnightspotsandvenues,Whittakerclaimshewasshutdownbythemajoritypeoplehespoketo.

SpeakingtoGlasgow's,Whittakersaid:"Itriedeverybody.Nooneelsewouldhaveus.Ithinkit’sreallyshort-sighted.Wearenotanti-drink,wejustenjoyourselveswithoutit.We’vebeendoingeventsonasmallerscalefortwoyearsunderthebanner‘ConsciousDance’butthisisthefirstpropernight."

DespitesupportfromtheScottishRecoveryConsortiumandseveralalcoholawarenessgroups,Ronniecouldn'tgethisbooze-freenightfthegrounduntilthe300-capspaceIvoryBlacksagreedtohosttheevent.

Goodonyou,Ronnie.

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