Fife nightclub at heart of 'deliberate sabotage’ claim set to re-open

A bar-nightclub in Fife forced to close amid claims of sabotage is set to re-open.

Tuesday, 28th September 2021, 7:52 pm
Updated Wednesday, 29th September 2021, 5:24 pm

The owners of Society, in Charlotte Street, Kirkcaldy, said there was “a clear attempt” to damage its business on a busy event on Saturday night.

It said the club, one of the biggest in town, was the subject of “more than one act of deliberate sabotage of three drain systems.”

The venue has remained close since then, but will re-open its doors at 11:00am on Wednesday after further deep cleaning.

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Society nightclub on Charlotte Street in Kirkcaldy

Society issued a strongly-worded statement via its Facebook page at the weekend after being forced to close.

Directors Bryan Reid and Hamish Waterson said the incident was “a dangerous and cowardly act.”

They have reported the matter to police and praised officers for their help on the night.

They said they also have have CCTV footage and promised that those responsible “will be fully accountable in law for their actions.”

Society in Kirkcaldy closed after what the directors called an act of sabotage

Society planned to remain closed until Tuesday, but delayed its re-opening until Wednesday to complete clean-up operations.

The statement said: “We would like to sincerely apologise to all our customers for last night’s facilities.

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"We were subject to more than one act of deliberate sabotage of THREE drain systems. A clear attempt to close or seriously disrupt and damage our business on a very busy ‘event’ night.

“A dangerous and cowardly act.

“We are so sorry for the inconvenience this caused throughout the night and we thank you all so much for your patience and understanding during our restricted facilities, the clean-up and repair efforts to allow us to remain open.”

They added: “This has now become a police matter and we must thank the police for their presence on site throughout this challenging night. The boys were an absolute credit to Police Scotland.

“We publicly thank our staff for their efforts.”

The venue has a busy weekend scheduled with an Abba tribute act on Saturday night followed by DJ Jordan Murray until 3:00am.

Friday night has resident DJ Vanessa Motion behind the decks.

Full details on all events available on Society’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SocietyBarAndRestaurant

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