The industry body representing nightclubs in Scotland has launched a legal challenge to the Scottish Government's vaccine passport plans.

The planned requirement for people over the age of 18 to show proof of vaccination to gain entry to nightclubs and large-scale events comes into force on 1 October.

But the Night Time Industries Association Scotland (NTIA) describes the plans as “deeply flawed and incoherent”, and has now instructed lawyers to seek a judicial review of the proposals.

The group said the scheme has been drafted without meaningful industry consultation and that the definition of “nightclub” set out by Nicola Sturgeon is likely to impact thousands of other bars and pubs.