Blazers out of business

Blazers pub in North Street, Leven.
Blazers pub in North Street, Leven.

Controversial Leven pub Blazers has had its licence revoked, with immediate effect, by Fife Licensing Board.

The decision was taken on Monday at a meeting in Kirkcaldy.

Members decided unanimously to revoke the licence on the grounds of preventing crime and disorder and securing public safety.

They had heard reports from police on why the North Street pub’s licence should be reviewed under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005, along with representations on behalf of Blazers’ boss Billy Laing.

Board chairman Councillor Bob Young said: “There was a lot of stuff which was of concern to the committee.”

Levenmouth Community Inspector Donald Jenks added: “These premises have an unfortunate history of serious incidents.

“Our concern was the ineffective management that contributed to the situation and the very real potential for further victims of violence.

“The decision of the Licensing Board is welcomed by Police Scotland and is a positive outcome for the community of Leven.”

Mr Laing, who has the right of appeal, told the Mail: “I can’t say anything at the moment.”