THE community of Clydebank rallied round to ensure St Peter the Apostle pupils had a night to remember after their prom was cancelled.

Around 150 pupils turned up to Mar Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa Resort in Bishopton, only for the venue to cancel due to a power cut.

Pupils were left devastated, however, the night was saved thanks to various people and organisations offering their help.

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Father Martin at St Stephens Dalmuir, kindly let the pupils use the church hall for their venue, and McColls Coaches transferred the youngsters.

An ex pupil, Darren, stepped in to DJ so the pupils could dance the night away, and Dominos Clydebank provided everyone with pizza.

Staff from the school were on hand to serve the pupils at the bar.

St Peter the Apostle posted on Twitter: "What a privilege it is to be part of this wonderful community. What could’ve been a disaster turned into a fantastic night thanks to staff, pupils and local clergy pulling together to give the class of 2019 the send off they so deserve."

And a parent added: "Fantastic job by teaching staff local clergy and an ex pupil turned up to DJ, you really pulled it out the bag turning a negative experience into a positive one. Proud to be a parent in this community."

A West Dunbartonshire Council spokeswoman said: “St Peter the Apostle High School has confirmed Mar Hall has agreed to fully refund pupils for their prom which was moved to St Stephen’s Church Hall following a power cut at the hotel.  The hotel also confirmed it will reimburse the school for additional expenditure to cover travel and food at the church hall.”  

Meanwhile, A spokeswoman for Mar Hall Golf and Spa Resort said: "The power went off at 5.38pm in PA7 and PA8 postcodes including Mar Hall Hotel.

"Prom guests arrived at 6pm and we informed the headteacher immediately on arrival of the problem. At this point we had no update as to when the power may resume. The prom had pictures and drinks in the garden as scheduled and moved across to the marquee at 6.45pm. Unfortunately at this point there was still no power but, as the Marquee has plenty of natural light, it was decided we would serve the starter with the understanding from Scottish Power that the power may be back by 8pm.

"Scottish Power arrived on site at 7.30pm and, after discussion, they could not clarify the problem and could not guarantee the power would resume before 11pm. At this point our general manager had a discussion with the teachers and it was decided to cancel the rest of the prom due to health and safety concerns and a duty of care for our guests. It was also confirmed to the teachers that Mar Hall would be delighted to host the event in a complementary manner, at a suitable date.

"If a reschedule date is not achievable we would be happy to refund the cost. We are extremely sorry for what happened, but unfortunately the situation was beyond our control and there was nothing further we could do to resolve the situation at the time and ensure the safety of our guests."