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Inverness pubs expecting a busy night as Rangers set for Europa League final in Seville


By Rachel Smart


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Pubs are expecting a busy evening when Rangers play in the Europa League final tonight. Picture: Ken Macpherson
Pubs are expecting a busy evening when Rangers play in the Europa League final tonight. Picture: Ken Macpherson

Pubs in Inverness are gearing up for a busy evening as the Europa League final kicks off at 8pm tonight.

Hundreds of Rangers fans are expected to flood Inverness’s bars as their team takes on Eintracht Frankfurt in Seville.

Cara Black, supervisor at The Auctioneers in Church Street, said: “We are expecting to be really busy tonight.

“We are normally busy for Old Firm games but we think it will be busier. We are thinking we will be pretty much fit to burst tonight.

“We’ve got five members of staff on front of house alone.”

The Auctioneers are not the only bar expecting big takings tonight as The Innes in Innes Street is also hoping for a busy evening.

“I think tonight will be good for pubs across Scotland,” owner Craig Macleod said.

“We’ve had calls so we are expecting a good amount of people. We aren’t taking bookings but running a first come, first serve basis.”

Some pubs also have some extra entertainment on tonight as well as the game.

The Gellions have been advertising the game for weeks and will provide live music both before and after the match.

“We are expecting a big crowd tonight – this is a big night for Scottish football,” manager Kelly Frank said.

The Fluke is also gearing up for a busy evening, as they already have lots of bookings and are expecting walk-ins too.

Manager Lee Cargill said: “We’ll be mobbed!

“We wish Rangers all the best and hope they do it for themselves and for Scotland.”


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