The team behind the Hug and Pint venue are further expanding their roster of Glasgow venues, by taking over Sauchiehall Street jazz venue the Blue Arrow.

Synergy Concerts’ Brian Reynolds and Joe Rattray are among the team who acquired the venue last week and have immediately obtained a 3am license for Friday and Saturday nights.

The venue will celebrate its new management with a relaunch in October.

Speaking to the Glasgow Live website, Brian Reynolds said: “We took over the establishment last Thursday and we’re starting to settle in.

“It’s taking a little bit of time to get exactly what we want, the style, but we’re getting there. We’ve just been granted a 3am license, which we’ll be using on Fridays and Saturdays to begin with – something we’re very excited about.”

“When you start any new establishment, there are always new systems to put in place. You have to work out how to sell tickets, process customers and a series of other little hurdles to work out.”

“Part of our license condition is actually to offer live music, which is really good, it means we can’t just take the easy option and put a DJ on.

“Instead we have to really push ourselves and find exciting performers.”

Earlier this summer, the team also established the new Great Eastern venue in what is by day the Fred Paton day care Centre, just around the corner from the Hug and Pint on Great Western Road.