A hotel in Perthshire is due to reopen in May after an investment by new owners.
The Weem Inn, which faced closure in July 2019 when co-owner John Hickman decided to step aside, is now under new management who are confident that a refurbishment can help to revitalize business levels.
The hotel, believed to be one of the oldest in Scotland, will reopen in May following a £200k upgrade to its interiors.
They plan to ‘stabilise the business’ amid difficult trading conditions.
Speaking to the Daily Record, a spokesperson for the company said: “The Weem has had a turbulent history and we feel the time has come to stabilise and grow the business despite the difficult trading conditions resulting from the general rural decline and Brexit uncertainty.
“We are already planning the 500th anniversary of the inn and have embarked on a restoration programme.
“Whilst locals are joking about the inn being for sale again, we are very much looking forward to having the doors open again.”