Restaurant can open longer
A Perthshire restaurant has had its hours extended to allow members of the public to view an historic window.
Willie Little, who runs Little’s Restaurant in the former Riverside Methodist Church in Rattray, applied to Perth and Kinross Council to have its hours extended.
The proposals submitted to council planning bosses were for the former church to be open from 8am until 12.30am each day, and up to 1.30am on special occasions.
It is hoped this will allow more people to come in and view the stained glass window, which is dedicated to the work of the Labour Corps during World War I (1914-1918).
In the planning application, Mr Little said it was for“modification of condition five of planning permission, change of proposed hours of operation for restaurant and ancillary cocktail bar to 8am to 12.30am Monday to Sunday, hours to be extended to 1.30am on special occasions such as Christmas and New Year”.
Although the building would be open later, no alcohol will be served past 11pm.
The reasoning listed on the planning application was“public access is required to view stained glass memorial window as a condition of Mr Little’s title deeds”.
The change to opening hours was passed by planning bosses at the local authority.