THE Metro in Saltcoats is set to reopen at the end of next month.

The iconic nightclub announce their plans to open their doors once again as they announced their opening night event on Wednesday, December 27.

The much-anticipated return of one of Scotland's most famous nightclubs will be celebrated at Transcend - Metro Reloaded on Friday, January 26.

The Hamilton Street venue has been closed since 2011.

Ticket sales showed just how keen ravers new and old are to get into the venue with the highly sought after briefs selling out only two hours after they were first advertised.

Moments after announcing the return The Metro owners shared their delight at how well the news had been received.

They said: "Well that was a small success - thanks everyone for your support.

"We hope everyone has a great night and is on their best behaviour!"

The event is one which is expected to be a thrilling night, with 'Transcend' seeing the nightclub team up with MADE, who organised events in Ayrshire such as 'Hidden', held in Bouncestation in Irvine.

The Metro team added: "We've been absolutely buzzing to announce this one for a while. On January 26 we’ll be doing the opening night for the return of the legendary Metro in Saltcoats.

"Dubbed by many as the best nightclub in Scotland, this place was an institution back in the 90s with ravers travelling across the country to come here.

"To kick this one off alongside our residents we’ve invited our good friends MADE who brought you Hidden, as well as up and coming Ayrshire based selectors Mack and Reecey.

"Expect high energy techno with a top quality sound system and lighting rig."