A NIGHTCLUB got the go-ahead to expand its operation after a boss said council licensing conditions shouldn’t restrict viable business.

Vinyl, formerly Club-De Mar, is branching out to offer family parties and conferences, opening from noon instead of 7pm and close at 2.30am seven days a week.

Councillors granted the Arthur Street venue permission to vary its premises licence last week.

The decision came despite police recommending against allowing teens to remain in the club too late.

Vinyl got the go-ahead for teens aged over 14 to stay in the premises until the end of a function as long as they are with an adult.

A Police Scotland officer told the board there was a danger teens could be exposed to people under the influence of alcohol in the busy Arthur Street vicinity.

He also said there is the potential they could witness anti-social behaviour on the street.

The police recommended anyone aged under 18 should leave by 10pm.

Club boss Fraser MacIntyre said there were no statistics available to back up police claims about anti-social behaviour.

Councillors voted to grant all the variations to Vinyl’s premises licence.