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> Ripped-off Glasgow: Hogmanay Punters, Forced to pay 3 for drinks in plastic cups
post 8th Dec 2009, 10:50pm
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Glasgow Hogmanay revellers are sure to have a bad taste in their mouth – not to mention a large hole in their pocket – this year after Scrooge bosses ruled that they will have to stump up at least 3 for a drink in a plastic glass. For the first time revellers wishing to bring in the New Year in Glasgow's George Square will not be allowed to take along their own tipple to see in the bells.

In previous years partygoers were allowed to bring their own drink to the December 31st party, sometimes requiring to decant it into plastic containers if the drink was in a glass bottle. In practise though, previously many revellers simply transferred their drink to a plastic container before going to the event, to ensure that they would be able to celebrate with minimum fuss and maximum enjoyment.

This year all ticket-holders attending the event in George Square will be searched by police or security staff before entry, and any drink (hard or soft) – even that in plastic containers – will be confiscated. The shock move comes despite authorities having consistently praised New Year crowds for their outstandingly good behaviour.

Management of the company which currently oversees the New Year event, Culture and Sport Glasgow, insist that the move, while likely to be unpopular, will enhance safety.

Revellers will see the chance of a cheap drink evaporate at a time when they are forced to pay large surcharges in transportation costs to get to-and-from the event (plus the 15 for the ticket)

A spokesman for Culture and Sport Glasgow commented:
"Revellers will be able to buy drinks to toast 2010 from bars in and around George Square, which brings us into line with other festivities in the city."

Scots' supergroup Deacon Blue will headline at the New Year party, while local star Tommy Reilly and ceilidh group Bahookie will provide support.

Hogmanay tickets for the George Square event are still available.

For more information about the event visit the Glasgow's Winter Festivals website.


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- GG   Ripped-off Glasgow: Hogmanay Punters   8th Dec 2009, 10:50pm
- - okhen?   Far too much control! What a really backward ...   8th Dec 2009, 11:05pm
- - kerry4652   PROFIT! MONEY GRABBING PARASITES! I hope...   8th Dec 2009, 11:14pm
- - Rabbie   Bringing mah ain glass. <zimples!> Noo...   8th Dec 2009, 11:46pm
- - Targer   Perhaps it's time to remember the word Boycott...   9th Dec 2009, 12:09am
|- - enrique   QUOTE (Targer @ 9th Dec 2009, 12:07am) Pe...   9th Dec 2009, 10:52am
- - Jupiter   Health and Safety,the old chesnut,brought out agai...   9th Dec 2009, 02:34am
- - Catherine   Aye Jupiter.........unless there's a License, ...   9th Dec 2009, 02:48am
|- - Wormy   QUOTE (Catherine @ 9th Dec 2009, 03:46am)...   9th Dec 2009, 06:25pm
- - murn   Don't understand why they would be charging 1...   9th Dec 2009, 03:12am
- - donaldanderson   Who'd be daft enough to stand in the cold for ...   9th Dec 2009, 03:37am
- - Agnes & Robert   BOYCOTT IT, DON'T ENCOURAGE THOSE THIEVING GRE...   9th Dec 2009, 04:07am
- - JBG   Excuse my ignorance. Are bar customers known as ...   9th Dec 2009, 05:00am
|- - GG   QUOTE (JBG @ 9th Dec 2009, 04:58am) Excus...   9th Dec 2009, 06:04pm
- - jcjamieson   Maybe our councillors should be made to pay for th...   9th Dec 2009, 06:29am
- - *Marty*   It is hardly a tradition and it will probably be r...   9th Dec 2009, 07:03am
- - norrie123   Plenty of places to go, tell them to get lost, why...   9th Dec 2009, 08:39am
|- - *Harrymc*   QUOTE (norrie123 @ 9th Dec 2009, 08:37am)...   9th Dec 2009, 01:22pm
- - stratson   I'd love to read after the event, no one turne...   9th Dec 2009, 09:10am
- - *greta*   Its about time this country stood up to this crazy...   9th Dec 2009, 09:36am
- - *8ball345*   Surely folks you can enjoy Hogmany festivities wit...   9th Dec 2009, 09:41am
- - Rabbie   QUOTE (GG @ 8th Dec 2009, 10:48pm) QUOTE ...   9th Dec 2009, 11:04am
- - ronnieauld2   I agree with all thats been said by everyone here,...   9th Dec 2009, 12:21pm
- - Dylan   I wonder why they have waited this long before rel...   9th Dec 2009, 12:37pm
- - *cms*   Thats ridiculous! we were annoyed enough by th...   9th Dec 2009, 02:02pm
- - stuarty   this smells of let the wedgies buy the tickets the...   9th Dec 2009, 02:21pm
- - wilstar   We all know how much things cost nowadays. A pack ...   9th Dec 2009, 02:46pm
- - greenghirl   I think this is so disappointing. We have enjoyed...   9th Dec 2009, 03:17pm
- - Anthony   Surely Deacon Blue werent that expensive GCC thoug...   9th Dec 2009, 04:48pm
- - bilbo.s   I doubt whether, if you gave me 15 pounds and free...   9th Dec 2009, 07:08pm
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