Glasgow Nightclub Glass Ban


Background: On 2 February 2006, a Glasgow City Council bye-law was introduced banning glassware from all venues holding an Entertainment Licence within the city centre. In practice, the policy only affected city centre premises serving alcohol after midnight (i.e. nightclubs).Objectives: The glassware policy aimed to eliminate glass, other than special safety glass.Main characteristics: glass was banned in clubs.Evaluation: Field observations were conducted in a sample of eight nightclubs following the introduction of this policy across all such venues within a city centre.Conclusion: This research demonstrated the potential of such policy to reduce the severity of alcohol-related violence in the night-time economy. It is recommended that future bans of this nature be tailored towards the elimination of all types of glassware from such premises.