Nightclubs and festivals have launched a campaign calling for more support in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Freedom to Dance campaign urges protection for the night-time economy during the coronavirus crisis, saying it should be recognised as “an important part of the nation’s culture”.
Figures in the industries are calling for funding from the Scottish Government.
Andrew Fleming-Brown, managing director of the SWG3 venue in Glasgow, said the sector was at risk of collapse as restrictions continue.
He said: “Nightclubs, events and festivals are a huge part of Scotland’s cultural profile and the UK’s fifth-biggest industry.
“Without urgent support from the Government, the sector faces financial collapse and thousands of job losses.
“Please get behind #FreedomtoDance and help us fight for survival.”