The 18th century Loch Lomond Arms Hotel in Luss on Loch Lomond, Continue reading
Today, 20th August 2012, the new £3m Loch Lomond Arms Hotel is open for business, Continue reading
Now in the last weeks before opening, the new management team at the Loch Lomond Arms Hotel in Luss got a boost from the creative talent of the pupils at the village primary school.
And on the last day of the school term, they visited the school to present the prize for the challenge they had set the young artists.
The prize was over £50 of arts and craft materials and a voucher for dinner at the fully refurbished Loch Lomond Arms Hotel – formerly the Colquhoun Arms Hotel – which will open at the end of this month.
The winner, selected by competition judge, Lady Colquhoun of Luss, was Primary 4 pupil, Justin Adam, aged eight.
Justin’s winning picture will also feature on a new postcard design that will be available to guests at the hotel.
General Manager Alastair Borland says: ‘The pupils at Luss Primary School are all incredibly talented and we were very impressed at the high standard of entries.
‘Justin is still to decide what he wants to do when he grows up, but hopes it will include his favourite pastime of drawing.’
Shortly to complete a £2.9 million renovation, the stylish hotel – with its bar, restaurant and separate self-contained functions suite, in the scenic Loch Lomondside village of Luss, aims to recreate the atmosphere of an authentic 18th century inn with modern comforts.
The Loch Lomond Arms Hotel will celebrate its rich and varied history as a hostelry and hotel, having welcomed travellers for at least two centuries – amongst them William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy, who are reputed to have stayed during their tour of Scotland in 1803.
For more information about the hotel, or to register for email updates, visit its website here.
Luss Estates and the village of Luss on Loch Lomond side are seeing the Estates’ £3 million investment Continue reading
As we were all leaving the Loch Lomond Arms Hotel site today, Greg Chalmers, photographer for the Helensburgh Advertiser, decided he wanted a group photograph of the management team including Drumkinnon Construction’s management genius, Steve.
He wanted them in front of the main building of the hotel, to locate them in the story.
What happened next can be seen from the photographs below. Or can it?
Did he say ‘Stand in the road’?
Alaistair’s not at all sure about this idea and Val’s askance.
OMG, there’s a truck coming.
Do-or-die Bev looks straight ahead while at the other end, Steve’s jaw drops the lowest.
Now come on. There’s no need to be nervous. Trust me.
It’s me that’s in the middle of the road. You guys are all right.
This is a bit of a tease.
The top photo does not belong to the real time sequence; and in the second one the three looking up the road to their right are actually talking to someone out of the frame.
But there was a lot of banter going on about Greg setting the management team the challenge of holding their nerve in the road, where he really was the one in the middle of the road – and you can see and hear traffic coming for some distance.
But we said we’d spill the beans on what a demanding photographer he was and we hope he enjoys the joke.
Who says photographs never lie?
Note: This story is attached to the lead article: Loch Lomond Arms Hotel for summertime opening.
An interesting discovery emerged by chance during the Luss Estates media introduction to the restituted and renamed Loch Lomond Arms Hotel on 31st May 2012.
Graham Murray from the Helensburgh Advertiser and Beverley Smith, Duty Manager for the new hotel found that, had their two families made different choices, they might both have been to Shawbost school on the Isle of Lewis and would have grown up as the distant cousins they are.
Did you say your family was from Lewis?
I am that Smith.
So you’re those Murrays?.
We were that close to meeting at Shawbost.
Note: This is attached to the lead article: Loch Lomond Arms Hotel for summertime opening