Rothesay hotel owner: “I could use building for junkies and jakeys”

A planning application for the installation of double-glazed uPVC windows at the Bute House Hotel in Rothesay's town centre was due to be decided on September 25.
A planning application for the installation of double-glazed uPVC windows at the Bute House Hotel in Rothesay's town centre was due to be decided on September 25.

The owner of a Rothesay hotel says he is considering using the facility as homeless accommodation after his planning application to install double-glazed uPVC windows in the property was rejected.

Harry Greene spoke to The Buteman after his bid to upgrade the Bute House Hotel, on the corner of West Princes Street and Watergate, was knocked back by Argyll and Bute Council’s planning, protective services and licensing committee.

“I think the best thing to do might just be to board up the windows and paint them black, just like the Royal Hotel,” Mr Greene said.

“Alternatively I could advertise it as homeless accommodation and fill it with junkies and jakeys who don’t care if the paint is falling off the building.

“I have to make a stand somewhere. I’m trying to improve the building, but I can’t. I don’t know what to do with it, to be honest.”

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