VENOMS and Red Stripe will be served at PJ Molloys once again as the live music venue transforms into a beer garden.

The finishing touches are being applied to the car park space outside which will welcome as many as 60 people at once from today (Thursday).

Calum Miller, of PJ's, told the Press that tables were now available for up to six people, with each group assigned their own area to stay within during their stay.

He said: "This is totally new for PJ Molloys as we go from being a live music venue and nightclub, effectively, to now trying to trade as a day-time pub with food offering.

"The venue is going to be very different to what it was like before lockdown.

"It's all going to be table service with an app available so you can order your food and drinks from that or from our servers.

"We've got picnic benches in place outside and each group of people will be assigned an area which they have to stay within.

"You will have access to a toilet through a one-way system.

"You won't be allowed to mingle from section to section like you would normally do in a pub.

"Putting this together has given myself and staff something to focus on and look forward to.

"It's a light at the end of the tunnel.

"It should be a boost to the local area and as long as everyone follows the rules, it should be a great step forward back to some kind of normality."

Every visitor to the Canmore Street venue must provide their name and number to ensure contact-tracing is available in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak.

"There will be someone at the front door to meet you at the front entrance at all times," Miller continued.

"I would hope everyone would want to adhere to providing their details. It's a moral responsibility for the good of everyone.

"They'll tell you whether there's a table available or not. If there is, you'll then have to provide your details and they'll take you to the table."

Hand sanitising stations will be in place in all areas and Scottish Government guidelines will be followed, Mr Miller said.

He added: "Everyone will have to work together.

"Staff will be in the car park at all times and anyone who is spotted flouting the rules in place will be politely asked to not do it. If it continues, they will be asked to leave."

Live music will not be permitted under current government guidelines.

A street food truck, provided by Wild At Heart, will be serving up artisan food such as special toasties and loaded fries.

The beer garden will be open from Thursday to Sunday between noon and 10pm.

Bookings can be made via the PJ Molloys Facebook page.