Weel kent Borders hotel to reopen

Tommy Roseburgh, well known in the area for Big Sky Recording Studio and PA hire, which is relocating to The Gordon Arms; Malcolm McEwen, probably better known in the Borders as Shankend Mac, and his partner Sharon Griffin
Tommy Roseburgh, well known in the area for Big Sky Recording Studio and PA hire, which is relocating to The Gordon Arms; Malcolm McEwen, probably better known in the Borders as Shankend Mac, and his partner Sharon Griffin

AFTER lying dormant for more than two years, the Gordon Arms Hotel, deep in the heart of the Yarrow Valley, is set to burst into life again when it reopens to customers tomorrow evening.

Only the bars are raising the shutters as work is continuing on refurbishment of the kitchens, dining room and bedrooms.

Once the haunt of such literary luminaries as James Hogg and Sir Walter Scott, the hotel’s new proprietors – Tommy Roseburgh, well known in the area for Big Sky Recording Studio and PA hire, which is relocating to The Gordon Arms; Malcolm McEwen, probably better known in the Borders as Shankend Mac, and his partner Sharon Griffin, have ambitious plans for the future.

“We hope to have many more memorable sessions over the years to come with traditional beer, traditional local pub food and traditional music – a great traditional country pub,” the trio said in a joint statement put out this week.

“Players and singers will be especially welcome for the opening weekend.”

For more info email info@thegordonarms.com, phone 01750 82261 or visit www.thegordonarms.com.