IT HAS been closed for over a decade but The Metro nightclub in Saltcoats is now ready to open.

It comes as the Hamilton Street venue has began selling tickets for opening night.

They announced the event dubbed ‘Transcend’ at Metro - Reloaded with a post on social media today, Wednesday December 27.

The long awaited night is set to take place from 9pm on Friday, January 26 and run until 1am.

The event description states that organisers are planning to “bring you a night of techno for the return of the infamous Metro”.

Tickets are expected to sell out fast though are available at present online at

It has been a night many may thought they would never see when the nightclub - once dubbed “the best in Scotland” - closed some 12 years ago.

The venue attracted ravers from all over the country at the height of its popularity in the 90s before it closed in 2011 after some 22 years in operation.

Many believed the nightclub would become nothing but a distant memory however for nearly four year two local men have made it their mission to give Saltcoats its iconic nightclub back.

After becoming owners of the club shortly before the first Covid lockdown, Gary Burns and Stevie Miller have all but taken up a second job with the venue's refurbishment.

Despite already having full-time jobs, the pair have put in countless hours - with some help along the way from friends - to try and restore the Metro to its former glory.

They shared their journey with everyone along the way - and even began looking for a bar manager earlier this year.

It's fair to say that they have had their doubters along the way, in fact there have been more than a few people that have told them that the club would "never" re-open.

But, their labour of love project is finally coming to fruition and they are ready to prove the doubters wrong.

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It has been a long and arduous process but it was never going to be easy.

Announcing their opening event on social media, the Metro team had a simple message.

They said: “It's been a long road but it's there. Be quick because it's sure to be a sell out.

”We’ve got this.”