Cupar nightclub wins music events licence

Jordans Nightclub, Cupar.
Jordans Nightclub, Cupar.

A CUPAR nightclub has been told it can sell alcohol at music events – despite police concerns about underage drinking.

Fife Council’s licensing committee said Jordans could open its bar during gigs admitting under-18s — but they want to review the results in six months’ time.

Police had objected to the application amid fears drinks could be bought by adults at the Station Road venue and passed on to minors.


Licensee Annaline Webster said she was “very pleased” by the councillors’ ruling.

She went on: “I’m glad the committee gave us the benefit of the doubt and didn’t make their decision based on what might happen.

“We’re hopeful the band nights will be a success.”

Jordans’ application came before the licensing committee on Monday.

Police said they supported the idea of the music nights, but wanted a ban on booze.

Ms Webster said the sale and consumption of alcohol would be strictly regulated at the events.

A motion was put forward by Councillor David Torrance backing the police view that the gigs should continue on the condition alcohol would not be sold.

His proposal was seconded by Councillor Bill Sangster.

An alternative motion — to grant the licence in full but request a report in six months’ time — was put forward by Councillor Bob Eadie and seconded by Councillor Lawrence Brown.

It was passed by five votes to three.