Extended licences are coming to Glasgow.

Clubs will be able to apply to stay open until 4am in Glasgow after the council backed a pilot project.

The plan means clubs who meet certain criteria can be granted an extra hour.

The Evening Times reported earlier this year that councillors were considering the move, which has now been approved.

Licences will initially last for a 12 month period after which it will be evaluated before a decision is taken on allowing it to continue.

The city centre wide policy will also be reviewed after one year.

Noise levels and the impact on the surrounding community will be taken into account.

Councillor Matt Kerr, Licensing Board convenor, said : “There are many examples of good practice in the trade already in this city, but this Board is determined to both broaden and deepen excellence in the trade - acknowledging the vital role that well trained and well supported staff play in delivering that excellence to the public, and delivering on our statutory licensing objectives.

This is the essence of the 4am pilot scheme we will introduce through this policy – not a giveaway, but a reasoned approach to policy-making; not simply a reward, but a challenge to the trade of our city.”