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Award-winning Islay hotel to expand following RBS investment

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A multi award-winning hotel on Islay is set to expand its offering after it received a £410,000 funding package from Royal Bank of Scotland.

Glenegedale house will use the funding to create four new bedrooms, upgrade existing rooms and introduce a new bar and restaurant.   

This follows a successful premises acquisition by business owners, Emma and Graeme Cark, who had previously rented the property for seven years.

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The hotel, which opened in 2013, has become a hit with tourists, and welcomes more than 1500 guests every year.

Emma Cark, who is also supporting plans for Islay’s first food, drink and foraging festival, said: “Islay is a beautiful island with a vibrant community within a tranquil environment. We’re pleased to say Glenegedale House will continue contributing to that for years to come.

“It has been a wonderful experience building a business on the island I grew up on and to see it go to strength to strength as more visitors come to stay every year, has been fabulous.

“We would like to thank Clark from Royal Bank of Scotland for understanding our goals and enabling us to fulfil our growth ambitions for Glenegedale House.”

Clark Robertson, relationship manager at Royal Bank of Scotland, said: “Emma and Graeme’s passion for Islay and their business is infectious. They continue to do a great job in providing peace and tranquillity to all guests who stay, and it has been a pleasure to work with them. We wish them the best of luck for the future.”

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