The Glenuig Inn in Scotland developed on the ruins left by another building that has some historical importance, is now drawing attention of many visitors. The inn was constructed on a building burned down by government soldiers hunting Bonnie Prince Charlie.
The Glenuig Inn in Lochaber‘s has been fitted with solar panels to heat water and makes greater use of daylight to illuminate rooms. Heat generated from cooling equipment is also recycled. The inn has built up around the shell of the original building which was burned down in 1746. Highlands and Island Enterprise (HIE) awarded £180,000 towards the refurbishment.
Inn boss Steve Macfarlane is excited and says that the revamp was ambitious. The story behind the old building is narrated as:” When the English soldiers chased Bonnie Prince Charlie, who escaped their pursuit from nearby Loch Nan Uamh, the soldiers burned the building, destroying its thatched roof and leaving only its outer shell which has been used through the generations since.”
Although the remains of building should be preserved as part of the history, the inn owners have made a feature of the original stonework inside the inn. Now, as the inn takes over the place of the burned down building, the original stonework bears the marks of a remarkable history.
News Source: BBC