The Highland tourism industry has taken another hit after the collapse of several hotels in the region due to coronavirus.
The Specialist Leisure Group announced today it had entered administration, meaning that six hotels in Scotland will not re-open after lockdown.
They include the Caledonian Hotel in Fort William, the Pitlochry Hydro Hotel in Pitlochry, the Bay Great Western Hotel in Oban and the Bay Highland Hotel in Strathpeffer.
Across the UK, some 2,500 people will be made redundant as a result of the demise of the Wigan-based firm.
A statement from the Specialist Leisure Group said: “All tours, cruises, holidays and hotel breaks booked with the Specialist Leisure Group have been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.
“The Specialist Leisure Group operated several businesses that sold holidays and other travel arrangements under the following brand names, which have all ceased to trade, due to the impact of Covid-19.
· This is Shearings
· National Holidays
· Bay Hotels
· Coast & Country Hotels
· Country Lives Hotels
· Caledonian Travel
· Wallace Arnold Travel
“All hotels trading as Bay Hotels, Coast & Country Hotels and Country Living Hotels will not reopen.”