A 21% fall in overall city centre crime has been accredited by Police to a safety scheme.
Unight’s coordinated safety scheme has seen nightclubs in the capital work together in an effort to reduce crime over the last year.
The scheme states that troublemakers barred from one venue automatically receive a ban from all, stopping anti-social customers from moving to other city centre venues.
There has only been one high profile incident with the scheme involving Hibernian footballer Derek Riordan. Riordan was banned from all Unight premises in August after an incident at the city’s Berlin nightclub.
The former Celtic stiker escaped further ban recently after fellow Hibs team mates were caught trying to sneak him into Leith Walk’s Mood nightclub.
Sarah David, owner of Cabaret Voltaire and chairperson of Unight said: “Not only have we created unity and a platform for entertainment venues to voice opinions in an open forum and gain direct answers from police and licensing, but we have also worked hard to further establish Edinburgh as a safe environment for out staff and patrons to enjoy.”
Other clubs involved include many popular city centre regular student nights, such as The Liquid Room, WhyNot?, Studio 24, Shanghai and Lava&Ignite.