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  • #36242
    ,Hayaain
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    How strong is the tourist trade in the town?

    Is it on the up or in decline?

    Is it easy to find accomodation during the summer months?

    H.

    #36985
    ,Hayaain
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    33 views in almost 24 hours with no replies!!!

    Are the good people of Killin too shy to comment??

    #36983
    ,Webmaster
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    Sorry to keep you waiting there Hayaain,

    I can’t speak for the Hoteliers or Guest House owners etc about finding accommodation in the summer time. But at some points I know I have had trouble finding places for relatives to stay.

    As for general business I’ve heard from a few of the restaurant owners mainly and they say that after a quiet start in January and February it has fairly taken off and they’re set for a pretty busy summertime.

    The tourist trade has a pretty cyclical trend IMO, and has been on the up the last few years, but who am I to talk? I do most of the talking around here anyways!

    Webmaster

    #36986
    ,Hayaain
    Participant

    Many thanks for your reply.

    I am curious to know how trading has been for accomodation providers of all types. With two hotels in the village closing and then being opened by new owners its a bit of a mixed message.

    H.

    #36984
    ,Webmaster
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    To be honest I can’t tell you of an actual hotel in the village that has been owned for longer than five years. In fact, I can’t tell you of one owned for longer than three.

    I don’t think that the implosion of Swallow/London & Edinburgh Inns Empire, who were in control of the Killin Hotel, can be blamed on the tourist trade of the village. It certainly didn’t take long for the Hotel to be bought up and opened again!

    The Clachaig/Falls of Dochart Inn did have problems, but it was to do with their alchohol license in one way or another, ultimately they couldn’t sell alchohol and who goes out for dinner without drinking alchohol at some point? Not many.

    The Ardeonaig Hotel and the Lawers Hotel are probably have the longest running owners around Killin with Pete Gottgens and Ian Hitchins respectively (Ian now owns the Killin Hotel). The Ardeonaig is certainly a lot busier this year.

    Webmaster

    #36987
    ,Hayaain
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    I didn’t realise the two closures were due to the parent companies failing. Very encouraging to know they were quickly bought and reopened. From you first reply it sounds as if all operators including B&B’s are kept busy during the summer months.

    Has the National Park status been a boost to the village?

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