Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Stuff of Stock Exchange

Here's a story to delight. The Port Ellen Hotel on Islay hit difficult times and was virtually due for demolition. Along came a group of enthusiasts, followed by a 104 shareholders making timely and welcomed investments. Now the refurbished hotel is enjoying its first full week of business. Follow the events on Islay Hotel to open on October 1st and rejoice how parts of the solid teak floor of the old London Stock Exchange now provides its bar fittings.

Scottish Islands Explorer - tries to look inside

1 comment:

David Hoult said...

This is such a morale-booster for Ileachs. Port Ellen has, frankly, looked a bit run-down of late, and this was exacerbated by the temporary closure of the ferry pier this year while work is carried out to adapt the linkspan for the new Calmac ferry, the Finlaggan. So when the ferries return - which is due to be in January - let's hope that Port Ellen gets a new lease of life and the hotel prospers.