Highlands & Islands

Plan for restaurant and nightclub in Inverness

A restaurant owner has sought permission to run his eatery as a nightclub late at night and as a venue for magic shows at other times.

Ali Raza Mohamed's plan for the former Shireen Tandoori in Inverness's Union Street will be considered by Highland Licensing Board next week.

The board's clerk has suggested there should be a clear break between when different functions start and finish.

This would avoid children mixing with late night clubbers.

Under the plan, a sliding door separating the restaurant from another part of the premises would be opened after it closed and the whole area would be run as a nightclub.

Mr Mohamed has also suggested using the same space at other times for cabaret shows, magicians, exhibitions and dance classes.

The licensing board will consider the plan on Tuesday.