Local councillors Fiona McRae and Anne Allan have hailed the opening of the new Travelodge in Peterhead as a tremendous boost for the town centre.
The new hotel in Chapel Street officially opens today (Tuesday) at a ceremony to be attended by Aberdeenshire Provost Hamish Vernal, amongst others.
The development has transformed a semi-derelict part of the town centre and has saved the eastern façade of the street from demolition.
Cllr Fiona McRae said: “The former flats in Chapel Street have been a long-running issue and it’s great to see this development come to fruition with a new business coming to Peterhead and redeveloping the site.
“This is a huge boost for the regeneration of Peterhead Town Centre, brings life back to what was previously a very run-down building, and also brings another quality brand to Peterhead.”
Cllr Anne Allan added: “While I’m delighted that Aberdeenshire Council has over £1.5million allocated to assist with regeneration in Peterhead, private investment is a huge part of the process and this is an excellent example.
“There’s a lot going on currently in terms of investment in Peterhead.
“Work will begin shortly to upgrade the area at the Clerkhill shops; we’re seeing plans for a new academy move forward; Peterhead Port Authority are continuing their expansion, assisted by Scottish Government funding; and we’re seeing new businesses such as Travelodge moving into the town centre.
“It’s all very encouraging and I’m keen to see more done, but this is a good start.”