Save 20 jobs at Carnbooth House Hotel Glasgow
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An iconic Glasgow hotel is facing closure and 20 staff face losing their jobs - all because of council red tape. Glasgow City Council’s Licensing Board have refused occasional drink licences for the spectacular marquee at Carnbooth House Hotel, Carmunnock, meaning weddings and functions booked over the next 18 months are in danger of being cancelled. And experts say it’s all because the Licensing Board are now totally and unfairly misinterpreting Scottish Government building regulations that govern the marquee. This is despite the hotel and marquee operating problem-free for 7 years and the fact that in November it passed all the health and safety checks ordered by the council's own Environmental Health dept. Hotel owner James Montgomery says: "We’ve fought this decision for months but now have to consider closing the hotel. If the Carnbooth was in any other council area in Scotland we would be OK. Hotels and wedding venues with similar marquees all over the country receive occasional licences from their councils without any problem. Glasgow seem to want to destory our business. We can't survive without weddings." Ask Cllr Matthew Kerr, Chair of Glasgow Licensing Board, to change his mind on this issue and treat the Carnbooth in the same way as other Scottish wedding venues.
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