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I'll drink to that!

Posted on 23 May, 2016 at 9:45


For some time now we have been trying to obtain a licence to sell alcohol and organise entertainment at Glencanisp, and it has finally arrived. The many weddings that we have at the Lodge can now benefit not only from a bar at their reception, but also enjoy a drink from our “honesty bar.” Up until now, each event has had to apply for an occasional license, and this gives us the flexibility to offer more services than before, and more convenience for our guests.


The road to obtaining the license was made very smooth by David Inglis of the Highland Council Licensing Board, who was incredibly helpful all along. The only hiccup we had was when we put in our application form that alcohol would be stored in our Gun Room. This is a room that was used in the past for the storage of ammunition and has toughened glass windows, so we thought it would be ideal. Very soon however we had a visit from the police team in charge of licensing, wanting to know if we were planning to sell guns and liquor, our own version of the Wild West!

It was soon sorted out much to everyone’s amusement, and the friendly officers brought some beautiful weather up with them, and stayed a while to walk and take photos.


We now have to go about setting up our honesty bar in the Lodge. It’s planned to have a selection of malt whiskies and some organic beers for the guests to enjoy. Of course they can also bring their own, or order special items from our staff as well. All in all another great reason to come and visit Glencanisp.


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