Two crumbling Crieff hotels have been listed as part of a council initiative to solve Perthshire’s “eyesore” issue.
Councillors agreed a £ 100,000 initiative on Wednesday, September 13, to offer a year’s business rates relief for anyone taking on the renovation of a range of derelict Perthshire properties.
The Strategic Policy and Resources Committee agreed unanimously on the decision to offer 100 per cent rates relief to investors for the first 12 months of operating in any of 40 selected buildings.
Both the Strathearn Hotel and Drummond Arms were included as part of the plan.
Leader of the council and convenor of the committee Cllr Ian Campbell is delighted to be offering more encouragement for businesses to operate in Perthshire.
He said: “In line with our commitment to support and assist local businesses where we can, this proposal further shows our commitment to growing local business.
“This proposal encourages business owners, and indeed potential tenants, to grasp the opportunity of setting up a new business with a year’s relief from business rates.”
This scheme builds on the vacant property initiative which was put in place by the previous SNP council.
Initiative The Drummond Arms on Crieff High Street
Disrepair The Strathearn Hotel in Crieff