New live venue sets opening night date

SCOTLAND’S newest live entertainment venue will open next year, it has been announced.

The Hydro, which is being built next to the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) in Glasgow, will open on 2 September, 2013.

It will be used for concerts and other live shows, and will seat 12,000 people, making it the largest purpose-built indoor arena in the country.