Fine fayre is on offer in Shetland

Island hotel with “sterling” reputation for food on market


A HOTEL in Shetland, which boasts the Northern Isles’ only two AA Rosette restaurant, has come onto the books of commercial property firm Christie & Co.

Situated six miles west of Lerwick and a 30-minute drive from Sumburgh Airport, The Scalloway Hotel in the village of Scalloway is said to be well-placed to cater for both tourist and corporate trade as visitor numbers to the islands grow.

The hotel comprises 23 letting rooms, a lounge bar and the 40-cover award-winning eatery, which has a seasonally changing menu centred around locally-sourced seafood and lamb.

Family-owned and operated since 2008, the business is described as having built up a “sterling” reputation due to the quality of the restaurant, and is being sold as a going concern to facilitate the current owners’ retirement.

Stuart Drysdale, director at Christie & Co’s Edinburgh office, who is handling the sale, said: “The Scalloway Hotel is a true example of a quality, family-owned and operated hotel, with emphasis placed on service and quality of stay.

“The owners are looking towards retirement and this well-established business will be perfectly suited for an owner/operator, with no requirement of any refurbishment or repair costs as the property and public accommodation have been maintained to an excellent standard throughout.”

The hotel is on the market for an asking price of £900,000 for the freehold.