Busy month for JD Wetherspoon
It’s a busy month for JD Wetherspoon. The company has three pubs opening in Scotland this month – The Crossed Peels in Stirling, The Auld Brig in Irvine and The Cross Keys in Peebles, which is also a hotel, while next month The Saultoun Inn in Fraserburgh will open. It too is a bar and a hotel. The investment, say the company, is in the region of £7.8m with some 220 jobs being created. Wetherspoon chief executive John Hutson said, “We are looking forward to opening our four new pubs and two hotels in Scotland. Our pubs and hotels in Scotland continue to be extremely popular and we are confident that the new sites will be welcome additions to their respective areas. We will continue to look for new opportunities to open our pubs and hotels throughout Scotland.” However the company also confirmed that it had no plans to open in Glasgow’s Finnieston, despite the rumours.