Blairgowrie Advertiser

New outdoor seating area


The Red House Hotel in Coupar Angus has opened its new £80,000 glass outdoor seating area.

Able to accommodat­e 40 guests, the structure has a fully retractabl­e roof with LED lighting, as well as three guillotine glass sides which can come down to table height.

Remote controlled, it can be adjusted for customers’ convenienc­e.

“We are delighted that this fantastic new space is now fully operationa­l,”said hotel owner Alan Bannerman, who has run the business with his family for the past 40 years.

“It can now be enjoyed by our customers as a stylish and comfortabl­e eating and drinking space, as well as an area for private events to back up the events space we already have in the hotel for the return of weddings and functions.”

Alan said Coupar Angus architect Stewart Irving had come up with the innovative design, which was then supplied by Love Awnings in Prestwick.

“Some of the components came from the continent [Europe],” said Alan, adding:“There were a few post-Brexit delays so we had a slightly longer wait than we had anticipate­d to complete it, but overall we are delighted with it.

“It has year-round use, as it will be warm in the winter and cool in the summer, but gives the feeling of eating outdoors.

“We’d like to thank everyone involved in creating this for us – we think it’s a real enhancemen­t to the hotel.”

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