EIGHT Edinburgh pubs have gained late licences to allow punters to watch the indyref results coming in.
Bars including the Phoenix on Broughton Street and Kilderkin, close to the Scottish Parliament on Canongate, have secured 3am licences. “We are expecting a lot of tired and thirsty customers,” one barman was reported as saying.
The others pubs open until 3am are the Carrier’s Quarters on Bernard Street, the Greenmantle on Nicholson Street, and the Golden Rule on Yeaman Place.
The bar at the Traverse Theatre has also secured a 3am license. The theatre is putting on a special showing of playwright David Grieg’s ‘Yes/No Plays’, which he began writing twitter as humorous imagined exchanges between friends on opposite sides of the debate.
Just one bar, the Radical Road on Willowbrae Road, has secured a 5am licence as the Evening News previously revealed. The SNP Club, meanwhile, has also been successful is securing a later licence. There have been no similar applications in Glasgow, Dundee or Aberdeen.