Wetherspoon works welcomed by councillor

Councillor Ian Tait.
Councillor Ian Tait.

Ongoing works at Saltoun Square have been welcomed by local councillor Ian Tait. The works, which will bring a Wetherspoon to Fraserburgh, are scheduled to cease next month.

Fraserburgh and district councillor Ian Tait has, meanwhile, welcomed the venture which he hopes will attract more people to the town centre.

“I am very much looking forward to the new Wetherspoon’s (Saltoun Inn) opening in August.

“They have made the frontage of the old Saltoun Arms Hotel look fresh and pristine again. A job very well done.

“I can’t wait to see what has been done inside,” he told us.

Councillor Tait has been vocal in his support of the project since it was approved at the Banff and Buchan Area Committee, the project set to bring 10 additional hotel rooms to the town centre.

Councillor Tait continued: “Its respected brand name will bring people into the town centre and it will also be providing much needed town centre accommodation which will help to keep visitors in the town centre.

“I give heartiest congratulations to Wetherspoons and look forward to the saltoun Inn providing a good service for my constituents and visitors alike.”

However, the councillor has once more suggested that the removal of the town’s visitor information centre from Saltoun Square has threatened to damage jobs in the town centre.

“Wetherspoons is doing the reverse,” he commented.

Earlier this year, Councillor Tait was successful, supported by three votes to two, in getting the area committee to support, without prejudice, any potential business in their efforts to provide tourist information after it was revealed that town centre business Cheers Cafe Bar and Tavern were looking into the possibility of providing such a service.

VisitScotland have been contacted for a comment on the matter.