A businessman is hoping to revitalise a north-east night spot, bringing new vibrancy to Peterhead’s evening economy.
John Deatcher will take over the Nemesis nightclub in Peterhead’s Marischal Street and plans to reinvent it as Sirens 69.
Nemesis has lain empty for the last five years and Mr Deatcher is hoping to bring the site back to life in September.
The new club would occupy the first floor of the building, while a proposed Brewdog bar would be based separately downstairs.
Mr Deatcher already owns the Club 69 nightclub in Paisley.
Now, with a lease for the Peterhead premises already agreed, the Rora-based entrepreneur is looking to branch-out closer to home.
Mr Deatcher said: “This will be a different club. Our focus will be on bringing big-name DJs to the north-east.
“We can bring in DJs to Paisley on a Friday night and then take them to Peterhead the next night.”
He believes there will be a market for the venture as “a lot of guys from Fraserburgh and Peterhead come down to Paisley”.
Mr Deatcher said living locally and having family in the area made Peterhead the perfect location for his latest venture.
And he said being in the middle of Aberdeenshire’s biggest town made a lot of business sense too.
“There is no point in being somewhere people can’t get to,” he said.
“This will be a good venue as it is close to other amenities and should make it easy for people to get a taxi home.
“It is good to be in the town centre because you have other stuff close by. Having Brewdog as our neighbour will be good as well.”
Earlier this week Brewdog submitted plans to convert the former Drummers Bar into one of their outlets.
The Ellon-based craft beer company are proposing to instal a new and kitchen area in the lower half of the building.
The idea has been welcomed by bosses at the Peterhead business improvement district (BID), who are tasked with revitalising the town centre.